HyperDic: consume

English > 6 senses of the word consume:
VERBconsumptionconsume, devour, demolish, down, go througheat immoderately
consumptionconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveserve oneself to, or consume regularly
consumptionconsume, squander, waste, warespend extravagantly
contactconsumedestroy completely
consumptionconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
cognitionconsumeengage fully
consume > pronunciation
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English > consume: 6 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningEat immoderately.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThey consume more bread
Synonymsdevour, demolish, down, go through
Broadereat up, finish, polish offFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
Spanishconsumir, devorar, ingerir
Catalanconsumir, devorar, ingerir
English > consume: 6 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningServe oneself to, or consume regularly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsingest, take in, take, have
Entailed byboardlodge and take meals (at)
digestconvert food into absorbable substances
quench, slake, allay, assuagesatisfy (thirst)
Narrowercannibalize, cannibaliseEat human flesh
drink, imbibetake in liquids / liquids
eattake in solid food
eatEat a meal
feed, eattake in food
hit the bottle, drink, booze, fuddleconsume alcohol
partake, touchconsume
sample, try, try out, tasteTake a sample of
satiate, sate, replete, fillFill to satisfaction
supTake solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
take in, sop up, suck in, take uptake up as if with a sponge
use, habituateTake or consume (regularly or habitually)
Oppositeabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
Spanishcomer, consumir, ingerir, tomar
Catalanconsumir, ingerir, prendre
Adjectivesconsumptivetending to consume or use often wastefully
Nounsconsumera person who uses goods or services
consumptionthe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
English > consume: 6 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningspend extravagantly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssquander, waste, ware
Narrowerdrink, topedrink excessive amounts of alcohol
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
lavish, showerexpend profusely
luxuriate, wantonBecome extravagant
overspendspend at a high rate
splurge, flingindulge oneself
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Spanishconsumir, derrochar, gastar, ingerir, malgastar
Catalanconsumir, dilapidar, ingerir
English > consume: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningDestroy completely.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The fire consumed the building"
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
English > consume: 6 senses > verb 5, consumption
Meaninguse up (resources or materials).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"this car consumes a lot of gas"
Synonymseat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
Entailed byfritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
use, expenduse up, consume fully
Narrowerburn off, burn, burn upuse up (energy)
draindeplete of resources
indulge, luxuriateenjoy / enjoy / enjoy to excess
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tiredeplete
run outExhaust the supply of
spendspend completely
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Similar totake, occupy, use uprequire (time or space)
Spanishagotar, comer, consumir, disminuir, ingerir, mermar, reducir
Catalanconsumir, disminuir, esgotar, exhaurir, ingerir, menjar, minvar, reduir
Adjectivesconsumablemay be used up
consumptivetending to consume or use often wastefully
English > consume: 6 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningEngage fully.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
Broaderabsorb, engross, engage, occupyConsume all of one's attention or time
Spanishagotar, consumir
Catalanconsumir, esgotar

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