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consume

verb [T] (DESTROY)    /kənˈsjuːm/ US  /-ˈsuːm/
If a fire consumes something, it destroys it completely.Burning, burnt and on fireDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling be consumed by/with sth C2 to have so much of a feeling that it affects everything you do: He was consumed with jealousy. As a teenager, I was consumed by passion for the boy next door.Experiencing and suffering
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