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Definition of Consuming

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highly intense, intense to such an extent as to take up all the time and energy of a person
eat or drink; destroy; use up
Consuming Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Consume
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Goddeithiad = n. a consuming
Treuliad = n. a consuming
Ys = n. ardency; a consuming, v. is, hath a being, exists. Er ys dyddiau,
Ysiad = n. consuming
Ysoldeb = n. a consuming state
WordNet 2.0

1. very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy"
(synonym) overwhelming
(similar) intense

1. eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
(synonym) devour, down, go through
(hypernym) eat
2. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
(synonym) ingest, take in, take, have
(antonym) abstain, refrain, desist
(hyponym) hit
(derivation) consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
3. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
(synonym) squander, waste, ware
(hypernym) spend, expend, drop
(hyponym) fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away
4. destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
(hypernym) destroy, ruin
5. 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"
(synonym) eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
(hypernym) spend, expend, drop
(hyponym) run out
(verb-group) take, occupy, use up
6. engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
(hypernym) absorb, engross, engage, occupy
Consuming Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Consumption may refer to:
  • Consumption (ecology)
  • Consumption (disease), an archaic name for tuberculosis

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