Consume

Definition of Consume

Con`sume´   Pronunciation: kǒn`sūm´
v. t.1.To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.
[imp. & p. p. Consumed (kǒn*sūmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Consuming.]
If he were putting to my house the brand
That shall consume it.
- Shak.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume.
- Matt. vi. 20 (Rev. Ver.).
Let me alone . . . that I may consume them.
- Ex. xxxii. 10.
v. i.1.To waste away slowly.
Therefore, let Benedick, like covered fire,
Consume away in sighs.
- Shak.

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