from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being consumptive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state of being consumptive, or a tendency to a consumption.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being consumptive, or a tendency to consumption.
consumptive + -ness (Wiktionary)
The rate at which exhaustion of the resource is realized depends primarily on three factors: the number of users wanting to consume the commons, the consumptiveness of their uses, and the relative robustness of the commons.