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consume

con·sume

consume

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sum
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part of speech: verb
inflections: consumed, consumes, consuming
definition 1: to eat; devour.
He consumed enough food for two people.
 
synonyms:
devour, eat, swallow
similar words:
absorb, bolt, drink, gobble, gulp, polish off, wolf
definition 2: to destroy.
Fire consumed the house.
synonyms:
annihilate, destroy, devastate, devour, eat
similar words:
demolish, engulf, envelop, eradicate, gut, level, overcome, ruin, swallow, waste, wipe out
definition 3: to use up.
A car's engine consumes fuel.
synonyms:
exhaust, finish, use up
antonyms:
save
similar words:
dispose of, drain, eat, kill, run out of, spend, use, waste
derivation: consumable (adj.)
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