[kuh n-soom] /kənˈsum/
verb (used with object), consumed, consuming.
to destroy or expend by use; use up.
to eat or drink up; devour.
to destroy, as by decomposition or burning:
Fire consumed the forest.
to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
to absorb; engross:
consumed with curiosity.
verb (used without object), consumed, consuming.
to undergo destruction; waste away.
to use or use up .
(transitive) to eat or drink
(transitive; often passive) to engross or obsess
(transitive) to use up; expend: my car consumes little oil
to destroy or be destroyed by burning, decomposition, etc: fire consumed the forest
(transitive) to waste or squander: the time consumed on that project was excessive
(passive) to waste away
late 14c., from Old French consumer “to consume” (12c.) and directly from Latin consumere “to use up, eat, waste,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + sumere “to take,” from sub- “under” + emere “to buy, take” (see exempt (adj.)).
[kuh n-suhmp-shuh n] /kənˈsʌmp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value. 4. Pathology. /ˌəʊvəkənˈsʌmpʃən/ noun 1. the state or an instance of consuming too much food, drink, […]
[kuh n-suhmp-shuh n] /kənˈsʌmp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value. 4. Pathology. /kənˈsʌmpʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp […]
[noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuh n-trakt] /noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 ˈkɒn trækt; verb kənˈtrækt/ noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division […]
[kuh n-trohl] /kənˈtroʊl/ verb (used with object), controlled, controlling. 1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: The car is difficult to control at high speeds. That zone is controlled by enemy troops. 2. to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to control one’s emotions. 3. to test or verify (a scientific […]