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 for consumer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consumer \Con*sum"er\ (k[o^]n*s[=u]m"[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Econ.) the person or organization that uses some item of
        commerce or service in its own acitities, as opposed to
        reselling the item or including it as part of another item
        for resale; -- called also the end user.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who uses goods or services

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "consumer":
     Brillat-Savarin, Lucullus, board-and-roomer, boarder, bon vivant,
     browser, buyer, cannibal, carnivore, connoisseur of food,
     customer agent, diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, employer,
     emptor, enjoyer, epicure, feeder, flesh-eater, fruitarian,
     gastronome, glutton, gourmand, gourmet, grain-eater, graminivore,
     granivore, herbivore, high liver, hungry mouth, lactovegetarian,
     luncher, man-eater, marketer, meat-eater, mouth, omnivore,
     omophagist, pantophagist, phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater,
     predacean, purchaser, purchasing agent, shopper, trencherman, user,
     vegetarian, vendee, window-shopper

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