Definitions for consumekənˈsum

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. devour, down, consume, go through(verb)

    eat immoderately

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

  2. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

  3. consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

  4. consume(verb)

    destroy completely

    "The fire consumed the building"

  5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out(verb)

    use up (resources or materials)

    "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

  6. consume(verb)

    engage fully

    "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. consume(Verb)

    To use.

    The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.

  2. consume(Verb)

    To eat.

    Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.

  3. consume(Verb)

    To occupy (oneu2019s attention or thoughts).

    Desire consumed him.

  4. consume(Verb)

    To destroy completely.

    The building was consumed by fire.

  5. Origin: From consumere.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Consume(verb)

    to destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour

  2. Consume(verb)

    to waste away slowly

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consume' in Verbs Frequency: #738


Translations for consume

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  • изразходвам, заемам, отнемам, поглъщам, изяждам, изпивамBulgarian
  • spotřebovatCzech
  • verbrauchenGerman
  • konsumiEsperanto
  • مصرف کردن, تمام وجود کسی را فرا گرفتن, نابود شدنPersian
  • tuhota, kuluttaa, kalvaa, syödä, tuhoutuaFinnish
  • consumer, consommerFrench
  • caithIrish
  • צרךHebrew
  • उपभोग करनाHindi
  • elpusztít, fogyaszt, felemészt, elfogyasztHungarian
  • consumareItalian
  • peredōLatin
  • verteren, verbruiken, consumeren, bezighoudenDutch
  • bruke opp, fortære, forbrukeNorwegian
  • consumirPortuguese
  • consuma, se consumaRomanian
  • потреблять, поглощать, поедать, занимать, расходоватьRussian
  • tàn phá, tiêu thụ, dùng, ănVietnamese

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