: to do away with completely : destroy
- Fire consumed several buildings.
: to spend wastefully : squander
- consumed his inheritance on luxuries
: use up
- Writing consumed much of his time.
: to eat or drink especially in great quantity
- consumed several bags of pretzels
: to enjoy avidly : devour
- … mysteries, which she consumes for fun …
- —Eden Ross Lipson
: to utilize as a customer
- consume goods and services
: to waste or burn away : perish
: to utilize economic goods