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  Definition of Consume
  1. engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
  2. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"
  3. 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"
  4. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
  5. eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
  6. destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
Similar Words: ingest, take in, take, have, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out, squander, waste, ware, devour, down, go through

 

See Also: take in, sop up, suck in, take up

 

Hyponyms: hit, cannibalize, cannibalise, use, habituate, eat, drink, imbibe, booze, fuddle, partake, touch, feed, satiate, sate, replete, fill, sample, try, try out, taste, take in, sop up, suck in, take up, smoke, drug, do drugs, swallow, get down, sup, run out, drain, indulge, luxuriate, burn off, burn, burn up, spend, run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire, fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away, wanton, lavish, shower, overspend, splurge, fling

 

Grouped Verbs: take, occupy, use up

 

Derivational Morphology: consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake, consumer, exhaustion, depletion, waste, wastefulness, dissipation, wastrel, waster, prodigal, profligate, squanderer, squandering, devourer

 

 
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