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  • 1 consumé — consumé, ée (kon su mé, mée) part. passé. 1°   Détruit peu à peu. •   Ces restes d un héros par le feu consumé, CORN. Pomp. V, 1. •   Consumé par les vers, RAC. Athal. III, 5. •   J attendais que le temple en cendres consumé, RAC. ib. V …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 2 consume — con‧sume [kənˈsjuːm ǁ ˈsuːm] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to buy and use goods, services, energy, or natural materials: • Never underestimate the power of the American citizen to consume. • The UK and France consume more gas than Italy,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Consume — Con*sume (k[o^]n*s[=u]m ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consumed} (k[o^]n*s[=u]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Consuming}.] [L. consumere to take wholly or completely, to consume; con + sumere to take; sub + emere to buy. See {Redeem}.] To destroy, as by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 consume — [v1] use up absorb, apply, avail oneself of, deplete, devour, dissipate, dominate, drain, drivel, eat up, employ, engross, exhaust, expend, finish, finish up, fritter away, frivol away, go, go through, have recourse to, lavish, lessen, monopolize …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Consume — Con*sume (k[o^]n*s[=u]m ), v. i. To waste away slowly. [1913 Webster] Therefore, let Benedick, like covered fire, Consume away in sighs. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 consume — late 14c., from O.Fr. consumer to consume (12c.) and directly from L. consumere to use up, eat, waste, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + sumere to take, from sub under + emere to buy, take (see EXEMPT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 consume — I verb absumere, annihilate, burn up, consumere, demolish, destroy, devour, disappear, drain, dwindle, eat, empty, eradicate, evaporate, exhaust, expend, spend, squander, swallow, use up, utilize, waste, wear away, wear out II index burn, decay …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 consume — ● consume nom féminin Perte de vin ou d alcool causée par l évaporation à travers les parois des tonneaux …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 9 consume — 1 *waste, squander, dissipate, fritter Analogous words: exhaust, *deplete, drain: dispel, disperse, *scatter Contrasted words: *save, preserve, conserve 2 *eat, swallow, fngest, devour …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 consumé — Consumé, [consum]ée. part. pass. Il a les significations de son verbe …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 consume — ► VERB 1) eat or drink. 2) use up. 3) (especially of a fire) completely destroy. 4) (of a feeling) absorb all of the attention and energy of. DERIVATIVES consuming adjective. ORIGIN Latin consumere, from sumere take …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 consume — [kən so͞om′, kənsyo͞om′] vt. consumed, consuming [ME consumen < OFr consumer < L consumere, to use up, eat, waste < com , together + sumere, to take < sub , under + emere, to buy, take: see REDEEM] 1. to destroy, as by fire; do away… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 consume — 01. You need to [consume] a lot more calories than you normally do each day if you want to gain weight. 02. The fire [consumed] the house within minutes. 03. A bat needs to [consume] many times its own weight in insects every day. 04. Our new… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 Consume Me — Infobox Single Name = Consume Me Artist = dc Talk from Album = Supernatural Released = 1999 Format = CD Radio airplay Recorded = 1998 Genre = Pop Length = 4:52 (Album Version) Label = ForeFront/Virgin Producer = Chart position = Reviews = Last… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 consume — [[t]kənsju͟ːm, AM su͟ːm[/t]] consumes, consuming, consumed 1) VERB If you consume something, you eat or drink it. [FORMAL] [V n] Martha would consume nearly a pound of cheese per day. [V n] ...serving chocolate ice creams for the children to… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 consume */*/ — UK [kənˈsjuːm] / US [kənˈsum] verb [transitive] Word forms consume : present tense I/you/we/they consume he/she/it consumes present participle consuming past tense consumed past participle consumed 1) formal to eat or drink something Many people… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 consume — con|sume [kənˈsju:m US ˈsu:m] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: consumer, from Latin consumere, from com ( COM ) + sumere to take up, take ] 1.) to use time, energy, goods etc →↑consumption ▪ Only 27% of the paper we consume is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 consume — counsume m. consommation ; dépense ; diminution. Lo consume dei familhas : la consommation des ménages. La societat dau consume : la société de consommation. Fan un gròs consume de carbon : ils consomment beaucoup de charbon. voir abenar,… …

    Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • 19 consume — verb Consume is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑fire, ↑flame, ↑guilt, ↑rage Consume is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alcohol, ↑calorie, ↑carbohydrate, ↑diet, ↑drink, ↑electricity, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 consume — con|sume [ kən sum ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to eat or drink something: Many people have dramatically reduced the amount of red meat they consume. 2. ) to use a supply of something such as time, energy, or fuel: The new light bulbs consume less… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English