Definition of 'consume'
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Touré accepted that it was his responsibility to know whether the drink he was consuming was alcoholic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are consuming three times the recommended limit - the vast majority from pop. The Sun (2016)That is too hard, too costly and too time consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2017)People who consume sugar-free drinks will eat more food to make up for the missing energy, a study suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or it is just consumed as a drink before dinner. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is no way you can be sure of the real amount you are consuming. The Sun (2012)The latter does not have to be time consuming or expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Lots of drinks were consumed and it was pretty messy. The Sun (2012)Is there a "safe" amount to consume? Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991) Eating celery consumes more calories than it contains. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Building big things consumes large amounts of power and energy intensity rises. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For a long time work consumed her. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Although we eat less we consume more processed food and dine out more. The Sun (2015)Both men told a judge they had consumed a large amount of alcohol. The Sun (2016)Existing treatments can be messy and time consuming and relief tends to be temporary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes he would pause to eat but he consumed his food so fast that many colleagues stayed hungry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Third, hell consumes as fire reduces things to ashes. Christianity Today (2000)The fire has already consumed more than 5,500 acres. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These are some of the sci-fi inventions that could change the way we consume food and drink. The Sun (2015)They were struck by the beauty of the fires that were consuming the homes and lives of their fellow Londoners. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The effect that alcohol has depends on the relationship between the body mass of the drinker and the size and strength of the drink consumed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With cars, most of the energy consumed is used to propel the car itself rather than the people sitting in it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fire quickly consumed the cramped neighbourhood and then spread to highly flammable warehouses on Thames Street. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It says: 'A person who is a vegan chooses not to use or consume animal products of any kind. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'consume'
British English: consume VERB
If you consume something, you eat or drink it.
She would consume nearly a pound of cheese per day.
Definition of consume from the Collins English Dictionary
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