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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sume /kənˈsum/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sume v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consumed p. pr. & vb. n. Consuming.]  To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.
 If he were putting to my house the brand
 That shall consume it.   --Shak.
    Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume.   --Matt. vi. 20 (Rev. Ver.).
    Let me alone . . . that I may consume them.   --Ex. xxxii. 10.
 Syn: -- To destroy; swallow up; ingulf; absorb; waste; exhaust; spend; expend; squander; lavish; dissipate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sume v. i. To waste away slowly.
 Therefore, let Benedick, like covered fire,
 Consume away in sighs.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in
           the course of one meal" [syn: devour, down, go
      2: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl
         of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn:
          ingest, take in, take, have] [ant: abstain]
      3: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: squander,
          waste, ware]
      4: destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
      5: use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of
         gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20
         bottles of wine a week" [syn: eat up, use up, eat, deplete,
          exhaust, run through, wipe out]
      6: engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his