consumption

noun
ADJECTIVE
heavy, high

the country with the highest fuel consumption in the world

low
average
overall, total
excessive, moderate
conspicuous (= buying expensive goods in order to impress people and show how rich you are)
annual, daily

Reducing our annual consumption of energy is an important first step.

current
per capita
domestic, home, local

It is important that the recovery be export-led rather than led by domestic consumption.

Half of the small crop was kept for home consumption.

world
household
individual, personal
mass
public
private
future

households that save for future consumption

alcohol, beer, cigarette, drug, food, meat, tobacco, water, wine
electricity, energy, fuel, gas, gasoline (AmE), oil, petrol (BrE), power
… OF CONSUMPTION
level
VERB + CONSUMPTION
boost, encourage, increase, promote, stimulate

Doctors say that we need to increase their consumption of fruit and vegetables.

The industry faced a serious challenge in trying to stimulate consumption.

cut down, lower, reduce

You need to reduce your alcohol consumption.

CONSUMPTION + VERB
go up, grow, increase, rise
decline, decrease, fall, go down
CONSUMPTION + NOUN
expenditure
figures, levels, rate
habits, patterns
goods
tax
PREPOSITION
for sb's consumption (= intended to be read or heard by sb)

The documents were not for public consumption.

PHRASES
fit for human consumption, unfit for human consumption (= safe/not safe to be eaten)

meat that is unfit for human consumption


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