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Synonyms of consume

Verb


1. devour, down, consume, go through, eat

usage: eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

2. consume, ingest, take in, take, have

usage: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

3. consume, squander, waste, ware, spend, expend, drop

usage: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

4. consume, destroy, ruin

usage: destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"

5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out, spend, expend, drop

usage: 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"

6. consume, absorb, engross, engage, occupy

usage: engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

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