devour, down, consume, go throughverb
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
consume, ingest, take in, take, haveverb
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
"Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
consume, squander, waste, wareverb
"waste not, want not"
"The fire consumed the building"
consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outverb
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"
The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.
Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.
To occupy (one's attention or thoughts).
Desire consumed him.
To destroy completely.
The building was consumed by fire.
Etymology: 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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-sūm′, v.t. to destroy by wasting, fire, evaporation, &c.: to use up: to devour: to waste or spend: to exhaust.—v.i. to waste away.—adj. Consum′able.—adv. Consum′edly, exceedingly—originally a fantastic variant of confoundedly, and prob. influenced in meaning by consummately.—ns. Consum′er, as opposed to producer, he who uses an article produced; Consum′ing, wasting or destroying. [L. consum-ĕre, to destroy—con, sig. completeness, sum-ĕre, sumptum, to take.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'consume' in Verbs Frequency: #738
The numerical value of consume in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of consume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Leaving Bennu's vicinity in May puts us in the' sweet spot,' when the departure maneuver will consume the least amount of the spacecraft's onboard fuel.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Using less meat is what I encourage, even if you add a little bit of chopped mushroom to a ground beef patty mixture, that can help to reduce the meat you consume.
In Marseilles they make half the toilet soap we consume in America, but the Marseillaise only have a vague theoretical idea of its use, which they have obtained from books of travel.
So my message would be that consuming alcohol without any accompanying nutrients will result in a somewhat higher peak blood alcohol concentration, however, it is at least as important to consume alcohol in moderation, regardless of whether it is taken with or without food.
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- изразходвам, изяждам, поглъщам, отнемам, изпивам, заемамBulgarian
- نابود شدن, تمام وجود کسی را فرا گرفتن, مصرف کردنPersian
- kalvaa, tuhoutua, syödä, kuluttaa, tuhotaFinnish
- consumer, consommerFrench
- उपभोग करनाHindi
- elfogyaszt, fogyaszt, elpusztít, felemésztHungarian
- bezighouden, verbruiken, consumeren, verterenDutch
- fortære, forbruke, bruke oppNorwegian
- consuma, se consumaRomanian
- занимать, поедать, поглощать, расходовать, потреблятьRussian
- ăn, dùng, tiêu thụ, tàn pháVietnamese
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