Consumption (noun)

  1. The action or process of using up a resource.
  2. The amount of a resource used up or required.

Origin:

Late middle english: from old french consumpcion, from latin consumptio(n-), from consumere 'to consume'. the verb form dates from the early 16th century.

Examples:

  1. The consumption of electricity in the country has increased significantly in the past decade.
  2. The consumption of the drug by the population has raised concern among health authorities.
  3. The consumption of the product by the market was lower than expected.
  4. The consumption of water by the plant was monitored carefully to ensure sustainability.
  5. The consumption of fuel by the vehicle was higher on the highway compared to city driving.
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