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consume


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consume  \Con*sume"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Consumed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Consuming}.]  [L.  consumere  to  take  wholly  or 
  complectely,  to  consume;  con-  +  sumere  to  take  sub  +  emere 
  to  buv.  See  {Redeem}.] 
  To  destroy,  as  by  decomposition,  dissipation,  waste,  or  fire; 
  to  use  up  to  expend;  to  waste;  to  burn  up  to  eat  up  to 
  devour. 
 
  If  he  were  putting  to  my  house  the  brand  That  shall 
  consume  it  --Shak. 
 
  Lay  up  for  yourselves  treasures  in  heaven,  where 
  neither  moth  nor  rust  doth  consume.  --Matt.  vi  20 
  (Rev.  Ver.  ). 
 
  Let  me  alone  .  .  .  that  I  may  consume  them  --Ex. 
  xxxii  10. 
 
  Syn:  To  destroy;  swallow  up  ingulf;  absorb;  waste;  exhaust; 
  spend;  expend;  squander;  lavish;  dissipate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consume  \Con*sume"\,  v.  i. 
  To  waste  away  slowly. 
 
  Therefore,  let  Renedick,  like  covered  fire,  Consume 
  away  in  sighs.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consume 
  v  1:  eat  immoderately;  "Some  people  can  down  a  pound  of  meat  in 
  the  course  of  one  meal"  [syn:  {devour},  {down},  {go 
  through}] 
  2:  serve  oneself  to  or  consume  regularly;  "Have  another  bowl 
  of  chicken  soup!"  "I  don't  take  sugar  in  my  coffee"  [syn: 
  {ingest},  {take  in},  {take},  {have}]  [ant:  {abstain}] 
  3:  spend  extravagantly;  "waste  not  want  not"  [syn:  {squander}, 
  {waste},  {ware}] 
  4:  destroy  completely;  "The  fire  consumed  the  building" 
  5:  use  up  as  of  resources  or  materials;  "this  car  consumes  a 
  lot  of  gas";  "We  exhausted  our  savings";  "They  run  through 
  20  bottles  of  wine  a  week"  [syn:  {eat  up},  {use  up},  {eat}, 
  {deplete},  {exhaust},  {run  through},  {wipe  out}] 
  6:  engage  fully;  "The  effort  to  pass  the  exam  consumed  all  his 
  energy" 




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