Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To eat up greedily; consume; destroy.

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Usage examples "devour":

  1. Wild beasts would soon come and devour their bodies. - "The Sand-Hills of Jutland", Hans Christian Andersen.
  2. These carrion dogs, who devour one another, even their own flesh and blood? - "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.
  3. One day, while he was sleeping, a tiger broke loose and leaped upon him, eager to devour him. - "The Little Lame Prince And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice", Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik.