What does consume mean?

Definitions for consume
kənˈsumcon·sume

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devour, down, consume, go throughverb

    eat immoderately

    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

  2. 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"

  3. consume, squander, waste, wareverb

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

  4. consumeverb

    destroy completely

    "The fire consumed the building"

  5. 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"

  6. consumeverb

    engage fully

    "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

Wiktionary

  1. consumeverb

    To use.

    The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.

    Etymology: From consumere.

  2. consumeverb

    To eat.

    Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.

    Etymology: From consumere.

  3. consumeverb

    To occupy (one's attention or thoughts).

    Desire consumed him.

    Etymology: From consumere.

  4. consumeverb

    To destroy completely.

    The building was consumed by fire.

    Etymology: From consumere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consumeverb

    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. Consumeverb

    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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Anuj Somany:

    If there is an abnormal rise in the price of a product, then it is always wise for the customers to not purchase or consume that thing for a week at least and soon its price is likely to come back to its actual size.

  2. Rajani Katta:

    If you consume about three tablespoons of tomato paste every single day for 10 weeks, at the end of that 10 weeks, you can see that your skin does not manifest the same level of sun damage.

  3. Bill Gates:

    The fact that now this is the way people consume media has really brought it in to a realm where we need to shape it so that the benefits need to outweigh the negatives.

  4. Ed Sealover:

    We stand behind the Bud Light transparency campaign and have no plans to change the advertising. Brendan Whitworth, chief of U.S. sales for parent company Anheuser-Busch, said roughly 40 percent of consumers want some kind of additional transparency on products they consume, which is a key data point for the company. The epic joust is far from over. MillerCoors just unleashed a fresh assault of its own. We launched new ads from Miller Lite that are light hearted way to poke fun at the fact that Bud Light is living in fantasy world and in real world, more taste is what matters, says Adam Collins, vice president of communications for MillerCoors. The ads consist of medieval scenes with actors portraying thefamous Bud Light knightandprisoners, walking off the commercial set to crack open a Miller Lite. Beer book author and Denver Business Journal Reporter Ed Sealover, said beer sales have been suffering. At this point, when you continue to lose sales, you need to peck at your competition because youre not taking those sales away from craft breweries right now, he said. Youre going to have to take it away from people who compete in the same market as you.

  5. Lund University researcher Tobias Olofsson:

    Well, we've seen in our research that the honey bees actually add great flora of lactic acid bacteria in honey so the mead, when produced, is actually fermented by these lactic acid bacteria together with wild yeasts and the lactic acid bacteria can really kill off all the dangerous pathogens that are even resistant against antibiotics. So our thinking is that the mead, when you consume the mead, these (antibacterial substances in) lactic acid bacteria in the drink can actually be transferred to your blood and help you when you are infected with dangerous bacteria or promote health, preventing infections.

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