Definition of overconsumption in English:



mass noun
  • The action or fact of consuming something to excess.

    ‘the overconsumption of alcohol’
    ‘the environmental cost of overconsumption’
    • ‘However, the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission says serving discounted alcohol leads to over-consumption, particularly among young people.’
    • ‘Ultimately we cannot protect the environment without addressing the ever-increasing onslaught of advertising that causes overconsumption.’
    • ‘Tullow Gardai reported a number of public order offences in the town over the festive season all relating to over-consumption of alcohol.’
    • ‘His subsequent book, Collapse, explores how numerous societies have been destroyed by their over-consumption of resources.’
    • ‘First, sleep deprivation lowers levels of the hormone leptin, an absence of which can trigger the overconsumption of carbohydrates.’
    • ‘Psychologists have an important role to play in making these changes toward ending overconsumption.’
    • ‘Justice is a fundamental part of Christianity, yet our overconsumption is inherently unjust.’
    • ‘The end of abundant, cheap oil means the end of our culture of overconsumption.’
    • ‘Now an unusual group has launched a campaign to protest overconsumption in this country.’
    • ‘With the Christmas festivities only weeks away he gave a reminder of the dangers of over-consumption of alcohol.’
    • ‘The other fundamental cause of the obesity epidemic is the over-consumption of high-fat, energy dense diets.’
    • ‘Bow Street magistrates court opened for business in about 1740, often for trials connected to the over-consumption of gin in Covent Garden.’
    • ‘The hard times we are experiencing today, due to the misalignment of over-consumption financed by debt, are severe.’
    • ‘By shifting taxation from employment to environmental destruction, governments could tax over-consumption out of existence.’
    • ‘I have been driven into a state of twitching frenzy by the overconsumption of crisps.’
    • ‘The problem we are facing here is general overconsumption during a false prosperity period.’
    • ‘The first ad features a giant talking pig the size of America wallowing in overconsumption.’
    • ‘The drive to accumulate can be used to better human existence, not just selfishly, for conspicuous over consumption, self-indulgence or exhibitionism.’
    • ‘It attracted controversy for using the sound of breaking wind in an advert which parodied over-consumption.’
    • ‘We certainly expect this situation to only worsen, with the current refinancing boom perpetuating the over consumption of imports.’
    vip, important person, notable, notability, personage, dignitary, grandee
    greed, greediness, overeating, binge eating, gourmandism, gourmandizing, gluttonousness, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, insatiability
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