Definition of CONSUME

to destroy all trace of <massive fires had consumed hundreds of square miles of forest>
Synonyms devour, eat (up)
to make complete use of <the mining company consumed all of the local mineral resources and then moved on>
Antonyms renew, replace
to take in as food <hungry enough to consume most of the pie>
Synonyms consume, ingest, partake (of), put away, put down, tuck (away or in)
Related Words digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, chow (down on), devour, glut (on), gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scoff, slop, snarf (down), swill, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), gum, lap, lick, nibble (on), nurse, pick (at); relish, savor (also savour), taste; banquet, dine, fare, feast, gormandize, pig out, regale; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, nosh, snack

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up consume? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).