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