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Synonyms for devour

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  1. devourverb

    overwhelm, gorge, consume, devastate, gobble

  2. devourverb

    To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.

    gobble, overwhelm, devastate, gorge, consume

  3. devourverb

    To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.

    The fire was devouring the building.

    gobble, overwhelm, devastate, consume, gorge

  4. devourverb

    To take in avidly with the intellect.

    She intended to devour the book.

    devastate, consume, gobble, overwhelm, gorge

  5. devourverb

    To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.

    After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.

    consume, devastate, gorge, overwhelm, gobble

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. devour

    eat, consume, swallow, gorge, gobble, bolt, absorb

    disgorge, vomit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devourverb

    destroy completely

    "Fire had devoured our home"

    go through, down, guttle, pig, raven, consume

  2. devourverb

    enjoy avidly

    "She devoured his novels"

    go through, down, guttle, pig, raven, consume

  3. devour, down, consume, go throughverb

    eat immoderately

    "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, fine-tune, knock down, consume, pig, implement, deplete, polish

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pigverb

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

    pig it, guttle, pig, down, go through, consume, farrow, predate, prey, raven

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Editors Contribution

  1. mop

    eating with breathtaking ferocity .

    i’m so hungry im going to mop this plate!

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devourverb

    gorge, engorge, eat heartily, swallow eagerly

  2. devourverb

    destroy, consume, waste, spend, expend, swallow up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devourverb


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How to use devour in a sentence?

  1. Proverb:

    The rich devour the poor, and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Foolish people support often or always the photo bearing post of the self-seeker or most selfish individual on the social media by insanely thinking that this way they can fulfill via her/his contact or network their own vested-interest desire or wish, but those stupids do not realise that the same self-obsessed person is gonna even one day devour them as a fish or a sweet dish for self benefit or undue profit.

  4. Proverb:

    The rich devour the poor and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Not being collected inside is life inside. Fauna of wild instincts that devour each other. Flora of emotions and feelings. Romantic landscapes of impressions. Evolution of thinking in one century.

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