verb (consum, ing)
- (transitive) To use.
Etymology: From consumere.
- The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.
- (transitive) To eat.
- Baby birds their own weight in food each day.
- (transitive) To occupy (one"s attention or thoughts).
- Desire consumed him.
- (transitive) To destroy completely.
- The building was consumed by fire.
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