What does consume mean?

Definitions for consume
kənˈsumcon·sume

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word consume.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 (one's attention or thoughts).

    Desire consumed him.

  4. consume(Verb)

    To destroy completely.

    The building was consumed by fire.

  5. Origin: From consumere.

Webster Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consume

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consume in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of consume in a Sentence

  1. Sonu Tanwar:

    We do not consume any muscle enhancing supplements.

  2. Sonya Angelone:

    If you consume a lot of sodium, your rings might get tight.

  3. Fatima Cody Stanford:

    I try to get patients to deviate as much as they can or consume it sparingly.

  4. Isabelle Kocher:

    We are much less an energy producer. We help our clients consume less energy.

  5. Heather Mangieri:

    If you consume too much protein at one meal, then it displaces other nutrients.

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