Consume Con*sume" (k[o^]n*s[=u]m"), v. i. To waste away slowly. [1913 Webster]

Therefore, let Benedick, like covered fire, Consume away in sighs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • consumé — consumé, ée (kon su mé, mée) part. passé. 1°   Détruit peu à peu. •   Ces restes d un héros par le feu consumé, CORN. Pomp. V, 1. •   Consumé par les vers, RAC. Athal. III, 5. •   J attendais que le temple en cendres consumé, RAC. ib. V …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • consume — con‧sume [kənˈsjuːm ǁ ˈsuːm] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to buy and use goods, services, energy, or natural materials: • Never underestimate the power of the American citizen to consume. • The UK and France consume more gas than Italy,… …   Financial and business terms

  • Consume — Con*sume (k[o^]n*s[=u]m ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consumed} (k[o^]n*s[=u]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Consuming}.] [L. consumere to take wholly or completely, to consume; con + sumere to take; sub + emere to buy. See {Redeem}.] To destroy, as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consume — [v1] use up absorb, apply, avail oneself of, deplete, devour, dissipate, dominate, drain, drivel, eat up, employ, engross, exhaust, expend, finish, finish up, fritter away, frivol away, go, go through, have recourse to, lavish, lessen, monopolize …   New thesaurus

  • consume — late 14c., from O.Fr. consumer to consume (12c.) and directly from L. consumere to use up, eat, waste, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + sumere to take, from sub under + emere to buy, take (see EXEMPT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • consume — I verb absumere, annihilate, burn up, consumere, demolish, destroy, devour, disappear, drain, dwindle, eat, empty, eradicate, evaporate, exhaust, expend, spend, squander, swallow, use up, utilize, waste, wear away, wear out II index burn, decay …   Law dictionary

  • consume — ● consume nom féminin Perte de vin ou d alcool causée par l évaporation à travers les parois des tonneaux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consume — 1 *waste, squander, dissipate, fritter Analogous words: exhaust, *deplete, drain: dispel, disperse, *scatter Contrasted words: *save, preserve, conserve 2 *eat, swallow, fngest, devour …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consumé — Consumé, [consum]ée. part. pass. Il a les significations de son verbe …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • consume — ► VERB 1) eat or drink. 2) use up. 3) (especially of a fire) completely destroy. 4) (of a feeling) absorb all of the attention and energy of. DERIVATIVES consuming adjective. ORIGIN Latin consumere, from sumere take …   English terms dictionary

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