Pronunciation: (di-vour'),[key] —v.t. 1. to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
2. to consume destructively, recklessly, or wantonly: Fire devoured the old museum. 3. to engulf or swallow up.
4. to take in greedily with the senses or intellect: to devour the works of Freud. 5. to absorb or engross wholly: a mind devoured by fears.