pulmonary tuberculosis, inlet, uptake, white plague, wasting disease, breathing in, use, aspiration, phthisis, usance, mouth, using up, use of goods and services, economic consumption, swallow, intake, gulp, expenditure
meal (part of speech: noun)
bread, breakfast, meat, drink, dinner, fare, barbecue, feed, food, picnic, taste, foodstuff, cuisine, nutriment, grub, eating, spread, consumption, lunch, morsel, repast, snack, sustenance, meal, banquet, feast, board
reception (part of speech: noun)
- Occasional ingestion of minute quantities of lead is probably a matter of little physiological importance, but since lead is a cumulative poison, frequent taking into the body of even very small amounts entails danger. - "Food Poisoning", Edwin Oakes Jordan.
- The ingestion of liquids, or drinking, is yet more difficult. - "The Physiology of Taste", Brillat Savarin.
- Now a brief interlude for the ingestion of malt liquor, followed by a pained recital of certain complications of the morning. - "Somewhere in Red Gap", Harry Leon Wilson.