consume: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kun-sm'), [key]
— v., -sumed, -sum•ing.
- to destroy or expend by use; use up.
- to eat or drink up; devour.
- to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest.
- to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
- to absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity.
- to undergo destruction; waste away.
- to use or use up consumer goods.
- consume (Thesaurus)