"Fire had devoured our home"
"She devoured his novels"
devour, down, consume, go through(verb)
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)
"he devoured three sandwiches"
To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.
To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
The fire was devouring the building.
To take in avidly with the intellect.
She intended to devour the book.
To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.
After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.
Origin: devourer, devorer (Modern French dévorer), from devoro, from voro.
to eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon
to seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate
to enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses
Devour is a 2005 horror film directed by David Winkler.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-vowr′, v.t. to swallow greedily: to eat up: to consume or waste with violence or wantonness: to destroy: to gaze intently on.—n. Devour′er.—adj. Devour′ing.—adv. Devour′ingly.—n. Devour′ment. [O. Fr. devorer—L. devorāre—de, inten., and vorāre, to swallow. See Voracious.]
The numerical value of devour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of devour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- поглъщам, ям лакомоBulgarian
- devorarCatalan, Valencian
- hltat, zhltnout, pohltitCzech
- verschlingen, fressenGerman
- manĝegi, voriEsperanto
- jambar, devorarSpanish
- fal, zabálHungarian
- whāō, horomiti, ngūngūMāori
- verslinden, schransen, vretenDutch
- pożerać, pożrećPolish
- лопать, жратьRussian
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