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English definition of “consume”

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
(Definition of consume verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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