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"
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.
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
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
Examples of consume in a Sentence
We do not consume any muscle enhancing supplements.
If you consume a lot of sodium, your rings might get tight.
Try not to let your dreams consume you; I did and it’s a dark path.
I try to get patients to deviate as much as they can or consume it sparingly.
We are much less an energy producer. We help our clients consume less energy.
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- изразходвам, заемам, отнемам, поглъщам, изяждам, изпивамBulgarian
- مصرف کردن, تمام وجود کسی را فرا گرفتن, نابود شدنPersian
- tuhota, kuluttaa, kalvaa, syödä, tuhoutuaFinnish
- consumer, consommerFrench
- उपभोग करनाHindi
- elpusztít, fogyaszt, felemészt, elfogyasztHungarian
- verteren, verbruiken, consumeren, bezighoudenDutch
- bruke opp, fortære, forbrukeNorwegian
- consuma, se consumaRomanian
- потреблять, поглощать, поедать, занимать, расходоватьRussian
- tàn phá, tiêu thụ, dùng, ănVietnamese
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