Consume - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- serve oneself to, or consume regularly (syn: have, ingest, take, take in)
- spend extravagantly (syn: squander, ware, waste)
- destroy completely
The new lights consume less electricity.
She's making an effort to live more simply and consume less.
Hundreds of books were consumed in the fire.
The fire had consumed half the forest away before it was stopped.
Drake was consumed by the idea of sailing into the Pacific.
The nervous force is consumed equally in mental and in bodily exertion.
The thin slippers universally used by the people are very soon consumed.
Only 27% of the paper we consume is recycled.
A smaller vehicle will consume less fuel.
Alcohol may not be consumed on the premises.
She was scared by the depression which threatened to consume her.
He was consumed with guilt after the accident.
The fire consumed the building
this car consumes a lot of gas
The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy
present participle: consuming
past tense: consumed
past participle: consumed