—v.t. 1. to destroy or expend by use; use up.
2. to eat or drink up; devour.
3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest. 4. to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
5. to absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity.
—v.i. 1. to undergo destruction; waste away.
2. to use or use up consumer goods.