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consumes

verb
present tense third-person singular of consume

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1 to destroy all trace of
  • massive fires had consumed hundreds of square miles of forest

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2 to make complete use of
  • the mining company consumed all of the local mineral resources and then moved on

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“Consumes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/consumes. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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