Definitions for consume
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word consume.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To waste; to spend; to destroy.
Etymology: consume, Latin.
Where two raging fires meet together,
They do consume the thing that feeds their fury. William Shakespeare.
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locusts shall consume it. Deut. xxviii.
Thus in soft anguish she consumes the day,
Nor quits her deep retirement. James Thomson, Spring.
To waste away; to be exhausted.
These violent delights have violent ends,
And in their triumph die; like fire and powder,
Which, as they meet, consume. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
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
Studies show that people will consume more at meals when they're including alcohol or have been drinking before the meal.
We do not consume any muscle enhancing supplements.
There is a relevant authenticity to content created on TikTok, social media has transformed how fans consume content, and TikTok is the next evolution of that.
For many years, the world grew more coffee than Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers drank, but the US Department of Agriculture forecasts that this year Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers'll consume more coffee than farmers grow, sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers don't expect current conditions to change coffee's status as America's favorite beverage.
If everyone made just one song, or wrote only one book, or made only one movie, then we would have (as of today) about seven billion songs/books/movies to enjoy. Not all of them would be great, in fact most of them would be really bad, but from the wast quantity, quality would appear, and the world and the human race would be better for it. Don't just consume songs/books/movies, but contribute and participate, to make a better world for everyone.
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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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