Meaning of consume

Definition of consume

(verb) eat up completely, as with great appetite; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"; "The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them"
serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
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"
engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

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