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consume

verb [T]
 
 
/kənˈsjuːm/
USE B2 to use something such as a product, energy, or fuel: These lights don't consume much electricity.Using and misusing
EAT OR DRINK formal B2 to eat or drink somethingEatingBiting, chewing and swallowingDrinking
be consumed with/by sth to have so much of a feeling that it affects everything you do: She was a dancer consumed by ambition.Strong feelings
FIRE If fire consumes something, it completely destroys it.Burning, burnt and on fireDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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