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.
adj 1: completely used up [syn: used-up(a), used up(p)]
2: eaten or drunk up