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.

    Etymology: From consumere.

  2. consume(Verb)

    To eat.

    Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.

    Etymology: From consumere.

  3. consume(Verb)

    To occupy (one's attention or thoughts).

    Desire consumed him.

    Etymology: From consumere.

  4. consume(Verb)

    To destroy completely.

    The building was consumed by fire.

    Etymology: 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

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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. Maggie Moon:

    Water warms you up another way as well. It helps power your metabolism, and a sluggish metabolism translates into less overall body heat. Aim for the requisite eight glasses a day at a minimum, recommended Maggie Moon, but always drink more before and after workouts. RELATED : 12 Reasons Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body You don't consume enough vitamin B12 This nutrient found only in animal products plays big role in preventing big chills. The body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen through your system.

  2. Chris Rayner:

    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.

  3. Erich Fromm:

    We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.

  4. Soren Kvorning:

    Cities occupy 2 to 3 percent of our planet's surface, yet they consume 70 percent of all energy, the longer we wait, the higher the cost will be.

  5. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.

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