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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consuming 
  adj  :  very  intense;  "politics  is  his  consuming  passion"; 
  "overwhelming  joy"  [syn:  {overwhelming}] 




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