[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-soo-mid-lee] /kənˈsu mɪd li/ adverb 1. excessively; extremely: a consumedly profound wish. /kənˈsjuːmɪdlɪ/ adverb 1. (old-fashioned) (intensifier): a consumedly fascinating performance
noun 1. (def 1). [kuh n-soo-mer-ist] /kənˈsu mər ɪst/ noun 1. Also called consumer advocate. a person who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare and rights of . adjective 2. of or relating to interests or consumerism.
- Consumer confidence
noun a statistical measure of how consumers feel about the current and future of the economy, based on saving and spending Examples Consumer confidence is a closely watched statistic generated by the Conference Board, which measures consumers’ feelings about the economy.
noun 1. credit extended by a retail store, bank, finance company, or other lender, chiefly for the purchase of consumer goods.
- Consumer durable
noun 1. a manufactured product that has a relatively long useful life, such as a car or a television