transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (eat, drink) [formal] consumir she consumes vast quantities of novels devora grandes cantidades de novelasMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (use up) [electricity/energy/resources] consumir 1.3 [Economics/Economía] [commodity/product] consumir
- Anyway, the initial set back apart, the evening was most convivial, beers were consumed, food was ingested and chit was chatted.
- It's caused by consuming food and drink with high acidity levels.
- ‘Obviously a lot of extra food and drink is consumed at Christmas time,’ he said.
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- Scott felt the same feeling of guilt consume him again.
- Such feelings often consumed the person to evil.
- However, strange feelings often consumed me that made me wonder if she ever viewed me as something else.
More example sentences1.4 (destroy) [fire] reducir* a cenizas he was consumed by o with jealousy lo consumían los celos he was consumed by o with envy se moría de envidia
- Each human, particularly each American human, consumes enormous resources.
- But this puts you back in the exact same trap: the second machine is consuming resources too.
- American pacification efforts took on many forms and consumed enormous resources during the Vietnam War.
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- 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.
- New Orleans city officials say the threat of their flooded, ruined city being consumed by fires is worsening by the hour.
- The money often shared the fate of people and property - consumed by fire, drowned and otherwise destroyed.
- Now Scotland on Sunday can reveal that the hut that helped fan the flames of devolution has itself been consumed by fire.
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