Consumption vs Consumable - What's the difference?

consumption | consumable |


As nouns the difference between consumption and consumable

is that consumption is the act of consuming something while consumable is a material or product that is produced for consumption.

As an adjective consumable is

that is consumed or depleted upon use.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

consumption

English

Noun

(-)
  • The act of consuming something.
  • The fire's consumption of the forest caused ecological changes.
  • The amount consumed.
  • gross national consumption
  • (pathology) The wasting-away of the human body through disease.
  • (senseid)(pathology, dated) Pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • Derived terms

    * autoconsumption, self-consumption. * conspicuous consumption.

    See also

    (Wikipedia)

    consumable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That is consumed or depleted upon use.
  • That may be eaten.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A material or product that is produced for consumption.
  • printer consumables such as toner and ink cartridges