Translation of "consume" - English-Spanish dictionary

consume

verb uk /kənˈsjuːm/ us /kənˈsum/ present participle consuming, past tense and past participle consumed

formal to eat or drink something

consumir
People consume too much sugar.

to use something

consumir
These lights consume a lot of electricity.

(Translation of “consume” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

consume

verb /kənˈsjuːm/

to eat or drink

consumir
He consumes a huge amount of food.

(business) to use

consumir
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

(business ) a person who eats, uses, buys things etc

consumidor
The average consumer spends 12 dollars per year on toothpaste.
consumption /kənˈsampʃən/ noun

(business) the act of consuming

consumo
The consumption of coffee has increased.

(medical) an old word for tuberculosis of the lungs.

tisis
consumer goods noun plural

(business ) goods which can be used immediately to satisfy human needs, eg clothing, food, TV sets etc

bienes de consumo
The total retail sales of consumer goods reached 1,888.6 billion yuan.

(Translation of “consume” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)