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devour

de·vour

devour

 
pronunciation:
dih vaUr
part of speech: verb
inflections: devoured, devouring, devours
definition 1: to eat or swallow in a greedy way.
Our hike made us so hungry we devoured our lunch.
synonyms:
consume, gobble, wolf
similar words:
bolt, gulp, stuff
definition 2: to swallow up or consume as if by eating quickly.
The fire devoured thousands of trees.
synonyms:
consume
similar words:
destroy, eat
definition 3: to take in with the mind or senses in a greedy way.
She devours books.
synonyms:
consume
derivations: devouringly (adv.), devourer (n.)