- 1.1 (eat, drink) [formal] consumir she consumes vast quantities of novels devora grandes cantidades de novelas 1.2 (use up) [electricity/energy/resources] consumir 1.3 [Econ] [commodity/product] consumir 1.4 (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
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.