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Definitions for (verb) consume

Main entry: consume Definition: engage fully Usage: The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy

Main entry: consume, have, ingest, take, take in Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee

Main entry: consume, eat, eat up, deplete, run through, wipe out, use up, exhaust Definition: use up (resources or materials) Usage: this car consumes a lot of gas; We exhausted our savings; They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Main entry: consume, squander, waste, ware Definition: spend extravagantly Usage: waste not, want not

Main entry: consume, down, devour, go through Definition: eat immoderately Usage: Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Main entry: consume Definition: destroy completely Usage: The fire consumed the building