Associations to the word «Devour»


DEVOUR, verb. To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.
DEVOUR, verb. To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
DEVOUR, verb. To take in avidly with the intellect.
DEVOUR, verb. To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.

Dictionary definition

DEVOUR, verb. Destroy completely; "Fire had devoured our home".
DEVOUR, verb. Enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels".
DEVOUR, verb. Eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal".
DEVOUR, verb. Eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches".

Wise words

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