Definition for consuming (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), con·sumed, con·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), con·sumed, con·sum·ing.
Origin of consume
Examples from the Web for consuming
Maybe the key, as with so many other foods, lies in consuming artificially sweetened goods in moderation.
What I mean to say is that the calories he is consuming match the calories expended—at 200 pounds, or 300 pounds, or 400 pounds.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Consuming yagé is believed to be a general cure-all for almost anything: cancer, depression, alcoholism, etc.
Whether Manwaring planned on consuming the drugs or simply had them in hopes of getting laid will be determined in court.
He believes that consuming the spirit on a regular basis gives him the strength of a tiger and the senses of a predator.
Were this one wasted shred of womanhood to disappear, I should have nothing in me but a consuming hunger after life!Lilith|George MacDonald
No people can possibly have a great future in whose life these iniquities burn like a consuming fire.
This may be a silent passion, repressed by pride but consuming the mind inwardly.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
These sell to wholesalers at the consuming end, who may sell to jobbers, who sell to retailers.Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
As it came to me—hills, fields, woods—the fever which had been consuming me died down.Adventures In Contentment|David Grayson
British Dictionary definitions for consuming
Word Origin for consume
Word Origin and History for consuming
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.)).