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Consume meaning

consume - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. use up ( resources or materials); " this car consumes a lot of gas"; " We exhausted our savings"; " They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  2. 2. To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.
  3. 3. To waste away slowly.
  4. 4. To destroy by wasting, fire, & c.; to devour; spend.

consume - examples of usage

  1. Times were so bad that he could not be expected, under the most favourable circumstances, to consume much cake in the stalls or make much manure in that way. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. It would be equally absurd to make cotton mills if there were already enough to manufacture as much cotton goods as people could consume. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Our object must then be to consume it when it is most useful. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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