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consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (act of consuming)consumo nm
consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (usage rate)consumo nm
 
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consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated (tuberculosis)  (medicina, disusato)consunzione nf
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alcohol consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (alcohol: amount consumed)consumo di alcolici nm
  assunzione di alcolici nm
 A woman should strictly limit her alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
 Le donne dovrebbero limitare fortemente il loro consumo di alcolici durante la gravidanza.
alcohol consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (act: drinking alcohol)consumo di alcolici nm
  assunzione di alcolici nm
 The evidence is mounting that moderate alcohol consumption may be good for one's health.
 Ci sono sempre più indizi che una moderata assunzione di alcolici possa far bene alla salute.
conspicuous consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (show of wealth)consumismo vistoso nm
  consumismo eccessivo nm
  consumo di generi di lusso nm
 During a recession even the wealthiest tend to avoid conspicuous consumption.
 Durante una recessione anche i più agiati tendono a evitare consumi vistosi.
consumption goods beni di consumo
drug consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (use, abuse of chemical substances)consumo di droga nm
 Illicit drug consumption among teenagers continues to decline.
 Il consumo illecito di droga tra i ragazzi è in continua diminuzione.
energy consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (amount of energy used)consumo di energia nm
 The US is responsible for one quarter of the world's energy consumption.
 Gli Stati Uniti causano un quarto del consumo di energia mondiale.
for public consumption adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intended for the general public)rivolto al pubblico, ad uso pubblico agg
 The report was not intended for public consumption.
 Il documento non era rivolto al pubblico.
fuel consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (use of a material to generate power)consumo di carburante nm
   (informale)consumo nm
 Low fuel consumption is an essential requirement for many car buyers.
 Ciò che gran parte degli automobilisti cercano in un'auto è un basso consumo di carburante.
mass consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (consumerism)consumismo nm
power consumption nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (energy use)consumo di energia nm
 Power consumption in big cities is generally much higher that in smaller towns. These days I try to control my power consumption by switching off lights I'm not using.
 Normalmente nelle metropoli il consumo di energia è decisamente più alto che non nelle città di provincia. In questo periodo sto cercando di ridurre il mio consumo di energia spegnendo le luci che non uso.
unfit for human consumption adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not safe to eat)non commestibile agg
 The 60-year-old chocolate was unfit for human consumption.
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