con·​sum·​ing | \ kən-ˈsü-miŋ How to pronounce consuming (audio) \

Definition of consuming

: deeply felt : ardent a consuming interest also : engrossing

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Examples of consuming in a Sentence

didn't find the plot of the novel particularly consuming
Recent Examples on the Web Doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff have courageously taken on enormous risk during the pandemic, the most consuming health crisis in more than 100 years, but there is no specific death count for them. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Health care workers have sacrificed their lives fighting Covid. It's unclear how many have died.," 23 Dec. 2020 In 2010, Ginsburg’s husband, Martin Ginsburg, died after his own battle with cancer, and her focus on her work at the court became even more consuming. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, "Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Refused to Step Down," 21 Sep. 2020 The book’s most consuming relationship is Kate’s with Emily, her fierce, protective love for her daughter intensifying during a stage of life that parallels hers in emotional pain and suffering. Alex Witchel, New York Times, "Allison Pearson ‘Does It’ Again," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of consuming

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consuming was in 1905

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“Consuming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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