consuming

  • 1 consuming — adj. taking up most of one s attention; ardent; as, politics is his consuming passion. Syn: overwhelming. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 -consuming — [kənsju:mıŋ US su: ] suffix using a lot of something such as time, energy, or space ▪ a time consuming job ▪ energy consuming labour …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 consuming — index deadly, deleterious, harmful, malignant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 consuming — con|sum|ing [kənˈsju:mıŋ US ˈsu: ] adj [only before noun] a consuming feeling is so strong that you think of little else ▪ a consuming hatred consuming interest/passion (=a strong feeling of interest, or something you are extremely interested in) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 consuming — adjective (only before noun) a consuming feeling is so strong that it controls you and often has a bad effect on your life: It was her consuming ambition to become party leader. | consuming passion (=something you are extremely interested in):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 consuming — [[t]kənsju͟ːmɪŋ, AM su͟ː [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A consuming passion or interest is more important to you than anything else. → See also , time consuming He has developed a consuming passion for chess …

    English dictionary

  • 7 Consuming — 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… …

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  • 8 consuming — adjective Date: 1905 deeply felt ; ardent < a consuming interest >; also engrossing …

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  • 9 consuming — consumingly, adv. consumingness, n. /keuhn sooh ming/, adj. strongly and urgently felt: a consuming need to be successful. [CONSUME + ING2] * * * …

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  • 10 consuming — adjective holding the full attention, for example a consuming passion for wiki …

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  • 11 consuming — adj. Consuming is used with these nouns: ↑interest, ↑passion …

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  • 12 consuming — con|sum|ing [ kən sumıŋ ] adjective only before noun so important or interesting to you that you cannot think of anything else: Soccer is a consuming passion for lots of kids …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 consuming — adjective his consuming passion for opera Syn: absorbing, compelling, compulsive, obsessive, overwhelming; intense, ardent, strong, powerful, burning, raging, fervid, profound, deep seated …

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  • 14 consuming — UK [kənˈsjuːmɪŋ] / US [kənˈsumɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] so important or interesting to you that you cannot think of anything else Football is a consuming passion for lots of kids …

    English dictionary

  • 15 consuming — con•sum•ing [[t]kənˈsu mɪŋ[/t]] adj. cvb strongly and urgently felt: a consuming need[/ex] con•sum′ing•ly, adv. Etymology: 1820–25 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 consuming — 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 …

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  • 17 consuming — adjective very intense politics is his consuming passion overwhelming joy • Syn: ↑overwhelming • Similar to: ↑intense …

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  • 18 consuming — Synonyms and related words: absorbing, agonizing, arresting, attractive, baneful, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consumptive, deadly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, desolating, destroying, destructive, devastating,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 consuming — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. absorbing, engrossing, immoderate, exhausting; see harmful , urgent 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 consuming — adj. highly intense, intense to such an extent as to take up all the time and energy of a person n. consumption con·sume || kÉ™n sjuːm v. eat or drink; destroy; use up …

    English contemporary dictionary