Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To destroy or disappear gradually, as by burning; waste; spend.

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Usage examples "consume":

  1. The result- " It'll consume the Sun," Moriarty said, very quietly. - "The Leech", Phillips Barbee.
  2. And the fire that shall consume her, spare not your houses!" - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. Nothing now remained but to consume the flesh and bones; and for this purpose the fire was brightly stirred until two hours after midnight; when a coarse and heavy back- wall, composed of rock and clay, covered the fire and the remains of George. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.