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devour

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈvaʊər/  us   /-ˈvaʊ.ɚ/
to eat something eagerly and in large amounts so that nothing is left: The young cubs hungrily devoured the deer. literary to destroy something completely: The flames quickly devoured the building. to read books or literature quickly and eagerly: She loves to read - she devours one book after another.
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