consuming

[ kuh n-soo-ming ]SEE DEFINITION OF consuming

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She was consuming a fairish stretch of open water at a high speed.

The earth, indeed, had avenged itself by consuming the church.

As for me, the garden of my mind is withering, and I am consuming the seed I ought to sow.

All his faculties were merged into one consuming desire for water—water.

Mark was reminded that the time he was consuming was valuable—but to no purpose.

For the besetting irresoluteness of the Gumthorpes is consuming him.

Yours will be a great, consuming passion that knows no limit, no assuagement.

That I've a consuming passion for you and that it's impossible.

It is not like mortal fire, a consuming, dangerous, truculent element.

These sell to wholesalers at the consuming end, who may sell to jobbers, who sell to retailers.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French consumer "to consume" (12c.) and directly from Latin consumere "to use up, eat, waste," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + sumere "to take," from sub- "under" + emere "to buy, take" (see exempt (adj.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSUMING

absorbing

adjectiveholding one's attention
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