English definition of “consume”
/kənˈsjuːm/ verb [T]
USE › to use something such as a product, energy, or fuel: These lights don't consume much electricity.
EAT OR DRINK formal › to eat or drink something
be consumed with/by sth › to have so much of a feeling that it affects everything you do: a dancer consumed by ambition
FIRE › If fire consumes something, it completely destroys it.