Definition of devour
- devoured the turkey and mashed potatoes
- We are devouring the world's resources.
- devoured by guilt
- devours books
He devoured everything on his plate.
The lions devoured their prey.
She devoured every golf magazine she could find.
He watched intently, devouring the scene before him with his eyes.
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