all-consuming

adjective

: taking all of a person's time and attention : being the only thing a person thinks about
Her all-consuming passion was music.

Examples of all-consuming in a Sentence

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“All-consuming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-consuming. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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