consume

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈsjuːm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈsum/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən so̅o̅m)


Inflections of 'consume' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
consumes
v 3rd person singular
consuming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
consumed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
consumed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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consume

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. consume [alcohol, drugs, banned substances]
  2. consuming [goods, food, sugar, products]
  3. consumed [several, many, a lot of] [beers, drinks]
  4. consumes a [lot, vast amount, great deal] of [water, gas, energy]
  5. consuming too much [sugar, energy, gas]
  6. consumed by [customers, locals, residents]
  7. consume in [excess, moderation]
  8. consume [sensibly, sporadically, occasionally, fast]
  9. the [cancer, disease] consumed [him, his body]
  10. consumed by the [disease]
  11. consumed by his [work, studies]
  12. was consumed by [remorse, sorrow, guilt]
  13. the [fire, flames] consumed the [forest, village, area]
  14. the [forest] was consumed by (the) [fire]
  15. consumed many [trees, houses, buildings]
  16. consume [more, less] than
  17. consume the [recommended, normal, appropriate] amount (of)
  18. consume the [recommended] levels (of)
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