Consume Definition

kən-so͝om
consumed, consumes, consuming
verb
consumed, consumes, consuming
To use up.
Webster's New World
To waste away; perish.
Webster's New World
To buy consumer goods or services for one's personal needs.
Webster's New World
To eat or drink up; devour.
Webster's New World
To destroy, as by fire; do away with.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Consume

  • Middle English consumen from Latin cōnsūmere com- intensive pref. com– sūmere to take em- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French consumer, from Latin consumere.

    From Wiktionary

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