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Spanish translation of “consume”


verb /kənˈsjuːm/
to eat or drink He consumes a huge amount of food. to use How much electricity do you consume per month? to destroy, eg by fire
consumir, reducir a cenizas
The entire building was consumed by fire.
consumer noun a person who eats, uses, buys things etc The average consumer spends 12 dollars per year on toothpaste. consumption /kənˈsampʃən/ noun the act of consuming The consumption of coffee has increased. an old word for tuberculosis of the lungs.
consumer goods goods which can be used immediately to satisfy human needs, eg clothing, food, TV sets etc.
(Definition of consume from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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