Associations to the word «Consume»


CONSUME, verb. (transitive) To use.
CONSUME, verb. (transitive) To eat.
CONSUME, verb. (transitive) To completely occupy the thoughts or attention of.
CONSUME, verb. (transitive) To destroy completely.
CONSUME, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To waste away slowly.
CONSUME MASS QUANTITIES, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) (often jocular) To eat or drink food or beverage. Note that "mass quantities" is often mistaken for "massive quantities," which is not the original phrase. "Mass quantities" are simply amounts of "mass" that are consumed.
CONSUME MASS QUANTITIES, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) (by extension) To use large amounts of any resource.

Dictionary definition

CONSUME, verb. Eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal".
CONSUME, verb. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee".
CONSUME, verb. Spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not".
CONSUME, verb. Destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building".
CONSUME, verb. 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, verb. Engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne