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consumption

noun [U] (USE)    /kənˈsʌmp.ʃən/
C1 the amount used or eaten : As a nation , our consumption of junk food is horrifying . We need to cut down on our fuel consumption by having fewer cars on the road .Using and misusing the act of using, eating , or drinking something: The meat was clearly unfit for human consumption (= not suitable for people to eat ). These products are not for national consumption, but for export .EatingBiting, chewing and swallowingDrinking the situation in which information , entertainment , etc. is intended for a particular group of people : This memo is for internal consumption only. The movie was not intended for public consumption.Audiences and spectators
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