What are some opposite words for consume?

Antonyms for consume
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term consume.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devour, down, consume, go through(verb)

    eat immoderately

    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

    Antonyms:
    abstain, desist, refrain

    Synonyms:
    land, take in, eat up, pull down, exhaust, ware, put through, eat, pass, push down, kill, go through, follow out, take, have, belt down, waste, use up, drink down, see, shoot down, cut down, ingest, go across, run through, toss off, pour down, follow up, follow through, squander, guttle, wipe out, carry out, down, bolt down, refine, raven, experience, pop, work through, devour, fine-tune, knock down, pig, implement, deplete, polish

  2. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

    Antonyms:
    refrain, desist, abstain

    Synonyms:
    require, read, receive, bring in, subscribe to, rent, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, draw, assume, cause, have, hold, overhear, choose, sustain, cod, learn, fill, absorb, have got, squander, necessitate, invite, earn, stimulate, drive, demand, wipe out, assimilate, consider, need, study, gather in, suffer, run through, pick out, gull, collect, fool, suck, gain, contract, deal, adopt, film, remove, exhaust, admit, birth, call for, lease, realize, down, train, deplete, strike, give birth, take up, give, bring, see, pull in, use up, select, take, engage, catch, sop up, let, feature, eat up, claim, befool, get, devour, get hold of, suck in, take away, pack, soak up, throw, go through, take in, exact, submit, convey, view, own, take aim, shoot, aim, induce, dupe, direct, charter, put on, eat, contain, waste, bear, subscribe, deliver, clear, experience, slang, watch, involve, acquire, suck up, look at, postulate, ware, hire, accept, put one across, possess, guide, occupy, put one over, ask, realise, imbibe, conduct

  3. consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

    Antonyms:
    desist, abstain, refrain

    Synonyms:
    languish, exhaust, take in, eat up, neutralise, rot, liquidate, ware, neutralize, down, blow, scourge, take, lay waste to, waste, use up, desolate, do in, macerate, ingest, eat, run through, go through, squander, wipe out, ravage, have, devastate, emaciate, pine away, knock off, devour, deplete, run off

  4. consume(verb)

    destroy completely

    "The fire consumed the building"

    Antonyms:
    abstain, refrain, desist

    Synonyms:
    waste, eat, wipe out, go through, down, eat up, have, take in, exhaust, ingest, deplete, run through, ware, take, squander, devour, use up

  5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out(verb)

    use up (resources or materials)

    "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

    Antonyms:
    refrain, abstain, desist

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, eat, erase, release, corrode, beat, tire, kill, go through, eliminate, take, have, occupy, waste, finish, use up, swallow, tucker, polish off, decimate, tucker out, rust, feed, ingest, swallow up, obliterate, run through, extinguish, squander, annihilate, wipe out, bury, down, discharge, run down, work through, devour, sweep away, sap, cancel out, eject, immerse, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  6. consume(verb)

    engage fully

    "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

    Antonyms:
    desist, refrain, abstain

    Synonyms:
    waste, eat, wipe out, go through, down, eat up, have, take in, exhaust, ingest, deplete, run through, ware, take, squander, devour, use up

Wiktionary

  1. consume(verb)

    To use.

    The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.

    Synonyms:
    burn, use, use up

  2. consume(verb)

    To eat.

    Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.

    Synonyms:
    eat, devour, swallow

  3. consume(verb)

    To occupy (one’s attention or thoughts).

    Desire consumed him.

    Synonyms:
    take over, overcome, occupy

  4. consume(verb)

    To destroy completely.

    The building was consumed by fire.

    Synonyms:
    raze, devastate, destroy, obliterate, annihilate, wipe out, eliminate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. consume

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Synonyms:
    absorb, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, swallow up, take in, take up

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. consume

    Antonyms:
    reject, supersede, disuse, discard

    Synonyms:
    use, appropriate, burn, oat up, devour, spend, squander, assimilate, occupy, absorb, employ, utilize, waste, destroy, spoil, ravage, expend, pine, wither, decay

Editors Contribution

  1. produce

    Submitted by rinat on September 23, 2019  
  2. expel

    force out something

    she was expelled from school.

    Submitted by rinat on October 3, 2019  

How to use consume in a sentence?

  1. Michael Tien:

    Nobody feels good anymore to come out and consume.

  2. Sonu Tanwar:

    We do not consume any muscle enhancing supplements.

  3. Sonya Angelone:

    If you consume a lot of sodium, your rings might get tight.

  4. Lucy Gilliam:

    Private jets consume 10 times more per person than commercial jets.

  5. Cometan:

    Try not to let your dreams consume you; I did and it’s a dark path.

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