:to do away with completely :destroy
- Fire consumed several buildings.
:to spend wastefully :squander
- consumed his inheritance on luxuries
- 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