consuming

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

Definition of consuming

: deeply felt : ardent a consuming interest also : engrossing

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of consuming in a Sentence

didn't find the plot of the novel particularly consuming
Recent Examples on the Web 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'consuming.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of consuming

1905, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about consuming

Time Traveler for consuming

Time Traveler

The first known use of consuming was in 1905

See more words from the same year

Statistics for consuming

Cite this Entry

“Consuming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consuming. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on consuming

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!