Devour - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈvaʊər|  American pronunciation of the word devour
Brit.  |dɪˈvaʊə|  British pronunciation of the word devour
- destroy completely
Fire had devoured our home
- enjoy avidly
She devoured his novels
- eat up completely, as with great appetite (syn: consume, demolish, down, go through)
- eat greedily (syn: guttle, pig, raven)
he devoured three sandwiches

Examples

He devoured everything on his plate.

The lions devoured their prey.

She devoured every golf magazine she could find.

He watched intently, devouring the scene before him with his eyes.

Fire devoured the house.

We are devouring the world's resources.

He devours books one after another.

His eyes devoured her.

Fire had devoured our home

She devoured his novels

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: devour
he/she/it: devours
present participle: devouring
past tense: devoured
past participle: devoured
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