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consist of sth

verb uk phrasal verb with consist   /kənˈsɪst/ us  
B1 to be made of or formed from something: The team consists of four Europeans and two Americans. It's a simple dish to prepare, consisting mainly of rice and vegetables.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
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