Synonyms and Antonyms of consume
1 to destroy all trace of massive fires had consumed hundreds of square miles of forest Synonyms of consume devour, eat (up) Words Related to consume gut; deplete, drain, exhaust, expend, spend, use up; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, waste, wreck; annihilate, blot out, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, obliterate, remove, rub out, stamp (out), wipe out Near Antonyms of consume conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, erect, put up, raise
2 to make complete use of the mining company consumed all of the local mineral resources and then moved on Synonyms of consume absorb, burn, deplete, devour, drain, draw down, exhaust, expend, play out, spend, use upWords Related to consume abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, reduce; eat, use; bankrupt, clean (out), impoverish; cripple, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, sap, undermine, weaken; dry up, empty; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), guzzle, lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms of consume augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, saveAntonyms of consume renew, replace
3 to take in as food hungry enough to consume most of the pie Synonyms of consume eat, ingest, partake (of), put away, put down, tuck (away or in)Words Related to consume digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, chow (down on), devour, glut (on), gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scoff, slop, snarf (down), swill, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), gum, lap, lick, nibble (on), nurse, pick (at); relish, savor (also savour), taste; banquet, dine, fare, feast, gormandize, pig out, regale; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, nosh, snack
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