pulmonary consumption
Consumption Con*sump"tion (?; 215), n. [L. consumptio: cf. F. consomption.] 1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. [1913 Webster]

Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to retrench the quality of his consumption. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also {pulmonary consumption}. [1913 Webster]

{Consumption of the bowels} (Med.), inflammation and ulceration of the intestines from tubercular disease.

Syn: Decline; waste; decay. See {Decline}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Consumption — Con*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. consumptio: cf. F. consomption.] 1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. [1913 Webster] Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to retrench the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consumption of the bowels — Consumption Con*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. consumptio: cf. F. consomption.] 1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction. [1913 Webster] Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consumption — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. destruction, use, burning; tuberculosis. See disease, waste. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of consuming] Syn. using, eating, using up, decay, burning, expenditure, exhaustion, depletion, dissipation …   English dictionary for students

  • Consumption — may refer to: Economics Use of final goods by a consumer until disposal Consumption (economics) Consumption function, an economic formula Consumption (ecology) Other Consumption, an archaic name for pulmonary tuberculosis ingestion of food and… …   Wikipedia

  • consumption —    pulmonary tuberculosis    Prior to penicillin, this was the dread disease which wasted away, or consumed, the sufferer:     The girl had died since them. Consumption devoured her. (Keneally, 1979, writing of the 19th century)    Also known as… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • consumption — noun Etymology: Middle English consumpcioun, from Latin consumption , consumptio, from consumere Date: 14th century 1. a. a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis b. tuberculosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pulmonary gas pressures — Following is a list of average partial pressures (in torr) for a human at rest:Factors affecting alveolar gas pressuresThe alveolar oxygen pressure is lower than the atmospheric O2 partial pressure for two reasons. * Firstly, as the air enters… …   Wikipedia

  • consumption — 1. The using up of something, especially the rate at which it is used. 2. Obsolete term for a wasting of the tissues of the body, usually tuberculous. [L. con sumo, pp. sumptus, to take up wholly, use up, waste] oxygen c. (VO2) 1. (Qo or Qo2),… …   Medical dictionary

  • pulmonary tuberculosis — noun The most common form of active tuberculosis (TB) infecting the lungs. Syn: consumption …   Wiktionary

  • consumption — Synonyms and related words: Sanforizing, TB, ablation, active use, aerogenic tuberculosis, appetite, appliance, application, atrophy, attenuation, attrition, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, cannibalism, carnage, carnivorism, carnivority,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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