Devour Definition

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To eat or eat up hungrily, greedily, or voraciously.
Webster's New World
To consume or destroy with devastating force.
Webster's New World
To take in eagerly.
Devour a novel.
American Heritage
To take in greedily with the eyes, ears, or mind.
The child devours fairy tales.
Webster's New World
To preoccupy or obsess in a harmful way.
Was devoured by jealousy.
American Heritage

Origin of Devour

  • Middle English devouren from Old French devourer from Latin dēvorāre dē- de- vorāre to swallow

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

  • Anglo-Norman devourer, Old French devorer (Modern French dévorer), from Latin dēvorō, from vorō.

    From Wiktionary

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