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

 de·vour /dɪˈvaʊ(ə)r, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vour v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoured p. pr. & vb. n. Devouring.]
 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
    Some evil beast hath devoured him.   --Gen. xxxvii. 20.
 2. To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.
    Famine and pestilence shall devour him.   --Ezek. vii. 15.
    I waste my life and do my days devour.   --Spenser.
 3. To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.
 Longing they look, and gaping at the sight,
 Devour her o'er with vast delight.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To consume; waste; destroy; annihilate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: destroy completely; "Fire had devoured our home"
      2: enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels"
      3: eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in
         the course of one meal" [syn: down, consume, go
      4: eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches" [syn: guttle,
          raven, pig]