Definitions for consumekənˈsum
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to destroy or expend by use; use up.
to eat or drink up; devour.
to destroy, as by decomposition or burning:
Fire consumed the forest.
to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
to absorb; engross:
consumed with curiosity.
(v.i.)to undergo destruction; waste away.
to use or use up consumer goods.
Origin of consume:
1350–1400; ME (< MF consumer) < L consūmere=con-con - +sūmere to take up
devour, down, consume, go through(verb)
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
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"
consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)
"waste not, want not"
"The fire consumed the building"
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"
"The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use all of
to consume too much energy; worries that were consuming her time
to eat or drink sth
minors consuming alcohol
filled with strong emotion
She was consumed with desire/rage.
The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.
Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.
To occupy (oneu2019s attention or thoughts).
Desire consumed him.
To destroy completely.
The building was consumed by fire.
Origin: From consumere.
to destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour
to waste away slowly
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'consume' in Verbs Frequency: #738
Translations for consume
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to eat or drink
He consumes a huge amount of food.
- verbruik, opgebruik; verslind, opeet, verorber; konsumeer; uitteerAfrikaans
- consumirPortuguese (BR)
- konzumovat, snístCzech
- fortære; konsumereDanish
- לֶאֱכוֹל, לִשׁתוֹתHebrew
- काम में लाना, व्यय करनाHindi
- pojesti, popitiCroatian
- neyta, borða, drekkaIcelandic
- suvalgyti, išgertiLithuanian
- apēst; notiesātLatvian
- fortære, spise, drikkeNorwegian
- خرابول، ضايع كول، استېلاككول، خوړل، پام را ګرزول، ضايع كېدلPashto
- a mânca; a beaRomanian
- förtära, konsumeraSwedish
- yemek, içmekTurkish
- 消費Chinese (Trad.)
- كهانا يا پيناUrdu
- ăn uốngVietnamese
- 消费Chinese (Simp.)
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