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kuhn suhmp shuhn

  • n  the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  • n  involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  • n  (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    the consumption of energy has increased steadily
  • n  the act of consuming something

  • Red meat consumption ranged from a low of less than an ounce a day, on average, to a high of four ounces a day, and processed meat consumption ranged from at most once a week to an .
  • An economist suggests that committing to a consumption tax in the future might address both the short- and long-term problems the economy faces.
  • The world has serious consumption problems, but we can solve them if we choose to do so.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in
    There are scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption,the Pope said.
  • Elle Macpherson in ABC Online
    Macpherson has told News Limited she had "never knowingly consumed or encouraged the use or consumption of any products which contain material derived from endangered species".
  • Elton John in
    I don't know how I kept my career going with my drug consumption but I did because I loved to work. If I hadn't worked I'd probably be dead,he added.

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