Synonyms of consume in English:


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1‘great plates of cakes were consumed with gusto’

eat, eat up, devour, ingest, swallow, gobble, gobble up, wolf down, gorge oneself on, feast on
munch, snack on
drink, drink up, guzzle, gulp, gulp down, swill, imbibe, take, sup, sip, lap
informal tuck into, scoff, scoff down, put away, stuff down, polish off, dispose of, cram in, stuff one's face with, pig oneself on, graze on, down, neck, sink, kill
British informal gollop, shift, get one's laughing gear round
Northern Irish informal gorb
North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up
formal manducate
rare ingurgitate

2‘these factories consumed 600,000 tons of coal a day’

use, use up, utilize, expend
deplete, exhaust
waste, squander, go through, drain, dissipate, fritter away, swallow up

3‘the fire consumed fifty houses in four hours’

destroy, demolish, lay waste, wipe out, annihilate, devastate
raze, gut, ravage, ruin, wreck

4‘Carolyn was consumed with guilt’

absorb, preoccupy, engross
eat up, devour, obsess, grip, overwhelm, monopolize, enthral, dominate