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

First Known Use of self-consuming

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-consuming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-consuming. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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