Definition of consume in English:

consume

Line breaks: con|sume
Pronunciation: /kənˈsjuːm
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 2Buy (goods or services): accounting provides measures of the economic goods and services consumed
    More example sentences
    • But our privacy from the marketplace is always qualified, because as long as we consume goods and services, then to some extent our private pursuits occur within the marketplace.
    • Society cannot survive on the intangible ‘feelgoods’ of ideas and creativity - it needs to consume goods and services produced.
    • Even in a global era, we live locally and consume goods and services at a local level.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin consumere, from con- 'altogether' + sumere 'take up'; reinforced by French consumer.

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