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 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 3 Jun. 2020.

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