The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.
Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.
To occupy (one’s attention or thoughts).
Desire consumed him.
To destroy completely.
The building was consumed by fire.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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."
KaneGrinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [ Harper & Bros.'54.]
Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.
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devour, down, consume, go throughverb
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
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
consume, ingest, take in, take, haveverb
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
"Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
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
consume, squander, waste, wareverb
"waste not, want not"
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
"The fire consumed the building"
consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outverb
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"
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
"The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
(1) to drink too much alcohol constantly; (2) to have a drink
too much stress! it's time to hit the bottle.Submitted by erhnice on July 29, 2019
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How to use consume in a sentence?
This does not mean that you can freely commercialize, consume and legalize the consumption of marijuana.
At the end of the day, what we can see is the customers of our customers want to have full traceability on their products, and they want to make sure they have a carbon-friendly product, the technology that we are developing is - instead of using the carbon anodes - is to use an anode made of ceramic so you would not consume any carbon, and you would not release any CO2 into the atmosphere.
The industry needs a new way (for moviegoers) to consume more immersive content without having to go to a theater.
Private jets consume 10 times more per person than commercial jets.
We have slightly cut our calories [but] we still consume over half our calories from the wrong foods.
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- изразходвам, заемам, отнемам, поглъщам, изяждам, изпивамBulgarian
- مصرف کردن, تمام وجود کسی را فرا گرفتن, نابود شدنPersian
- tuhota, kuluttaa, kalvaa, syödä, tuhoutuaFinnish
- consumer, consommerFrench
- उपभोग करनाHindi
- elpusztít, fogyaszt, felemészt, elfogyasztHungarian
- verteren, verbruiken, consumeren, bezighoudenDutch
- bruke opp, fortære, forbrukeNorwegian
- consuma, se consumaRomanian
- потреблять, поглощать, поедать, занимать, расходоватьRussian
- tàn phá, tiêu thụ, dùng, ănVietnamese
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