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verb [transitive] consume pronunciation in British English /kənˈsjuːm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconsume
he/she/itconsumes
present participleconsuming
past tenseconsumed
past participleconsumed
  1. 1
    formal to eat or drink something

    Many people have dramatically reduced the amount of red meat they consume.

  2. 3
    formal to destroy something completely, especially by burning it

    In 1541 a fire consumed most of the town and much of the castle.

  3. 4
    to take all of your attention so that you cannot think of anything else
    be consumed with/by something:

    I was consumed with curiosity about my new neighbour.

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