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Adjective: consuming  kun's(y)oo-ming
  1. Very strong; urgently felt
    "politics is his consuming passion";
    - overwhelming
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 up completely, as with great appetite
    - devour, demolish, down [informal], 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"

See also: intense

Type of: absorb, destroy, drop, eat up, engage, engross, expend, finish, occupy, polish off [informal], ruin, spend

Antonym: refrain

Encyclopedia: Consuming

Consume, be silent, die