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con•sume



Pronunciation: (kun-sOOm'), [key]
v., -sumed, -sum•ing.


v.t.
1. to destroy or expend by use; use up.
2. to eat or drink up; devour.
3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest.
4. to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
5. to absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity.

v.i.
1. to undergo destruction; waste away.
2. to use or use up consumer goods.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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