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verb [transitive]     devour pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participledevouring
past tensedevoured
past participledevoured
  1. 1
    to eat something very fast because you are hungry
  2. 2
    to read, watch, or listen to something with a lot of interest or enthusiasm

    He was already devouring detective fiction as a young child.

  3. 3
    if you are devoured by a feeling, you feel it very strongly and cannot get rid of it

    Chris was devoured by curiosity.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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