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


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