Definition of overconsumption in English:


Line breaks: over|con¦sump|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəkənˈsʌmpʃən


[mass noun]
The action or fact of consuming something to excess: the overconsumption of alcohol the environmental cost of overconsumption
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  • The hard times we are experiencing today, due to the misalignment of over-consumption financed by debt, are severe.
  • Bow Street magistrates court opened for business in about 1740, often for trials connected to the over-consumption of gin in Covent Garden.
  • The end of abundant, cheap oil means the end of our culture of overconsumption.

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