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consumption

US [kənˈsʌmpʃ(ə)n]
UK [kən'sʌmpʃ(ə)n]
  • n.消费;消耗量;肺结核;肺病
  • Web消费量;功耗;结核病
Consumption
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n.
1.
(能量、食物或材料的)消耗,消耗量the act of using energy, food or materials; the amount used
the production of fuel for domestic consumption(= to be used in the country where it is produced)
供国内消耗的燃料生产
Gas and oil consumption always increases in cold weather.
燃气和燃油的消耗量在天冷时总会增加。
The meat was declared unfit for human consumption .
这种肉被宣布不适于人食用。
He was advised to reduce his alcohol consumption.
他被劝告减少饮酒。
Her speech to party members was not intended for public consumption(= to be heard by the public) .
她对党员发表的讲话并不打算公诸大众。
2.
消费the act of buying and using products
Consumption rather than saving has become the central feature of contemporary societies.
现代社会的主要特征是消费而不是储蓄。
3.
肺病;肺痨;肺结核a serious infectious disease of the lungs

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