self-consuming

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

Definition of self-consuming

: consuming oneself or itself: such as
a : taking all of a person's time and attention : being the only thing a person thinks about : all-consuming self-consuming hatred/passion/desire
b : acting to destroy itself or use itself up a self-consuming fire

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1590, in the meaning defined above

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