verb (used with object), con·sumed, con·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), con·sumed, con·sum·ing.
- consulting room,
- consulting staff,
- consumer advocate,
- consumer credit
Origin of consume
Examples from the Web for consume
And as technology adapts to reflect the ways we consume media, so too is the family adapting to technology.
This is just the way we consume TV now: our favorite shows, whenever we want them, wherever we want them.
You consume a nutritionally unbalanced diet because of concerns about “food purity.”Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This means supplying proteins and fats because our bodies tend to need to eat less frequently when we consume them.
She is equally desirous of Levine, as animalistic and eager to consume him while sticky with sanguine fluid.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Between those who produce the means of life, and those who consume them.The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
He then treated the second bird in the same manner, and assisted his lady-love to consume it, as well as the remainder of the oil.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
In the towns or villages where they stop, they begin by requisitioning food and drink, which they consume till intoxicated.The Great War and How It Arose|Anonymous
Nor has he a moral right to consume on himself the whole even of his profits.August Comte and Positivism|John-Stuart Mill
Though not precisely students, they yet consume the midnight oil—chiefly as a beverage.
Word Origin for consume
late 14c., from Old French consumer "to consume" (12c.) and directly from Latin consumere "to use up, eat, waste," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + sumere "to take," from sub- "under" + emere "to buy, take" (see exempt (adj.)).