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Verb: consume  kun's(y)oom
  1. Use (resources or materials) over time in order to function
    "this car consumes a lot of gas";
    - eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
     
  2. Eat immoderately
    "Some people can consume a pound of meat in the course of one meal";
    - devour, down, go through
     
  3. Eat, esp. normally or regularly
    "I don't consume sugar in my coffee";
    - ingest, take in, take, have
     
  4. Spend extravagantly
    "consume not, want not";
    - squander, waste, ware [archaic]
     
  5. Destroy completely
    "The fire consumed the building"
     
  6. Engage fully
    "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

Derived forms: consumed, consuming, consumes

Type of: absorb, destroy, drop, eat, engage, engross, expend, occupy, ruin, spend, spifflicate, spiflicate

Antonym: abstain

Encyclopedia: Consume