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Synonyms for devour
dɪˈvaʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devour(verb)

    destroy completely

    "Fire had devoured our home"

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

  2. devour(verb)

    enjoy avidly

    "She devoured his novels"

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

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

    eat immoderately

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

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

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

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

Wiktionary

  1. devour(verb)

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, gorge, consume, devastate, gobble

  2. devour(verb)

    To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.

    Synonyms:
    gobble, overwhelm, devastate, gorge, consume

  3. devour(verb)

    To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.

    The fire was devouring the building.

    Synonyms:
    gobble, overwhelm, devastate, consume, gorge

  4. devour(verb)

    To take in avidly with the intellect.

    She intended to devour the book.

    Synonyms:
    devastate, consume, gobble, overwhelm, gorge

  5. devour(verb)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    consume, devastate, gorge, overwhelm, gobble

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. devour

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

    Antonyms:
    disgorge, vomit

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. devour(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    gorge, engorge, eat heartily, swallow eagerly

  2. devour(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    eat

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