consume completely

consume completely
index exhaust (deplete)

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  • Consume — Con*sume (k[o^]n*s[=u]m ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consumed} (k[o^]n*s[=u]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Consuming}.] [L. consumere to take wholly or completely, to consume; con + sumere to take; sub + emere to buy. See {Redeem}.] To destroy, as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consume — ► VERB 1) eat or drink. 2) use up. 3) (especially of a fire) completely destroy. 4) (of a feeling) absorb all of the attention and energy of. DERIVATIVES consuming adjective. ORIGIN Latin consumere, from sumere take …   English terms dictionary

  • consume — [kən so͞om′, kənsyo͞om′] vt. consumed, consuming [ME consumen < OFr consumer < L consumere, to use up, eat, waste < com , together + sumere, to take < sub , under + emere, to buy, take: see REDEEM] 1. to destroy, as by fire; do away… …   English World dictionary

  • consume — [[t]kənsju͟ːm, AM su͟ːm[/t]] consumes, consuming, consumed 1) VERB If you consume something, you eat or drink it. [FORMAL] [V n] Martha would consume nearly a pound of cheese per day. [V n] ...serving chocolate ice creams for the children to… …   English dictionary

  • consume */*/ — UK [kənˈsjuːm] / US [kənˈsum] verb [transitive] Word forms consume : present tense I/you/we/they consume he/she/it consumes present participle consuming past tense consumed past participle consumed 1) formal to eat or drink something Many people… …   English dictionary

  • consume — con|sume [kənˈsju:m US ˈsu:m] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: consumer, from Latin consumere, from com ( COM ) + sumere to take up, take ] 1.) to use time, energy, goods etc →↑consumption ▪ Only 27% of the paper we consume is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • consume — con|sume [ kən sum ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to eat or drink something: Many people have dramatically reduced the amount of red meat they consume. 2. ) to use a supply of something such as time, energy, or fuel: The new light bulbs consume less… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • consume — verb (T) 1 to use time, energy, goods etc: As a country, we consume a lot more than we produce. 2 time consuming something that is time consuming takes a long time: a very time consuming process 3 formal to eat or drink something: He s able to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • consume — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. destroy, demolish, annihilate; burn, decompose, corrode; devour, swallow, eat, drink; exhaust, drain, use up, expend. See destruction, use, waste. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To eat or drink] Syn. eat… …   English dictionary for students

  • consume — verb (consumed; consuming) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French consumer, from Latin consumere, from com + sumere to take up, take, from sub up + emere to take more at sub , redeem Date: 14th century transitive… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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