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

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  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. Van Horn:

    To consume all of those recommended foods encompasses the vast majority of their calorie allowance leaving very few' discretionary' or empty sugary calories without causing weight gain.

  3. Isabelle Kocher:

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

  4. Scott Duncan:

    We have no choice but to confront climate change, so our entire building form, and detailing and tech, was all driven by this net zero energy goal -- doing a building that didn't consume anymore energy than it generated on its own.

  5. Jeff Martin:

    We're softly encouraging people to see the value of their own energy, not just the energy they consume.

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