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KK Pronunciation

〔 kәnˋsum,-ˋsjum 〕


〔 kәnˊsjuːm,-ˊsuːm 〕

Overview of verb consume

The verb consume has 6 senses

  • devour, down, consume, go through -- (eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal")

  • consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

  • consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

  • consume -- (destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building")

  • consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (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")

  • consume -- (engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy")