Synonyms for (verb) consume

Synonyms: consume

Definition: engage fully

Usage: The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy

Similar words: absorb, engage, engross, occupy

Definition: consume all of one's attention or time

Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: spend, expend, drop

Definition: pay out

Usage: spend money


Synonyms: consume, squander, waste, ware

Definition: spend extravagantly

Usage: waste not, want not

Similar words: spend, expend, drop

Definition: pay out

Usage: spend money


Synonyms: consume, down, devour, go through

Definition: eat immoderately

Usage: Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Similar words: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?


Synonyms: consume

Definition: destroy completely

Usage: The fire consumed the building

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up