Con`sume´   Pronunciation: kǒn`sūm´
v. t.1.To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.
[imp. & p. p. Consumed (kǒn*sūmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Consuming.]
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume.
- Matt. vi. 20 (Rev. Ver.).
Let me alone . . . that I may consume them.
- Ex. xxxii. 10.
v. i.1.To waste away slowly.
Verb1.consume - eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
Synonyms: down, devour, go through
2.consume - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
Synonyms: ingest, have, take in, take
desist, refrain, abstain - choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
3.consume - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
Synonyms: ware, squander, waste
4.consume - destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
5.consume - 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.consume - engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
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