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English definition of “devour”


verb [T]     /dɪˈvaʊər/ US  /-ˈvaʊɚ/
to eat something eagerly and in large amounts so that nothing is left: The young cubs hungrily devoured the deer.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing literary to destroy something completely: The flames quickly devoured the building.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling to read books or literature quickly and eagerly: She's a very keen reader - she devours one book after another.Reading
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