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Dictionary definition for: Consume

1. (v) eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

2. (v) serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"

3. (v) spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

4. (v) destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"

5. (v) 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"

6. (v) engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

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