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consumption

noun [U]  /kənˈsʌmp·ʃən/ us  
an amount of something that is used, or the process of using something, esp. so that there is less of it: Consumption of electricity is always higher during the summer months because of air-conditioning. social studies Consumption is the using of goods and services in an economy, or the amount of goods and services used.
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