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devour

de·vour

devour

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vaUr
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: devoured, devouring, devours
definition 1: to eat or swallow greedily.
The lion devoured its prey.I'm so hungry I could devour that whole turkey.
synonyms:
consume, gobble, wolf
similar words:
bolt, gulp, ingest, stuff
definition 2: to swallow up or consume as if by eating rapidly.
The fire devoured thousands of trees.
synonyms:
consume
similar words:
destroy, eat, gobble
definition 3: to take in greedily with the mind or senses.
She devours each new novel that this author puts out.
synonyms:
consume, gobble
definition 4: to absorb, engulf, or dominate wholly.
She was devoured by the waves.He was devoured by ambition.
synonyms:
absorb, consume, engross, engulf, swallow
similar words:
envelop
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derivations: devouringly (adv.), devourer (n.)