American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Ardent or deeply felt: a consuming interest; a consuming passion.
- v. present participle of consume.
- adj. holding the full attention, for example a consuming passion for wiki
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. taking up most of one's attention; ardent.
- adj. very intense
“And by far - now I hate to use the term consuming classical music - but by far the dominant medium for consumption of classical music is radio.”
“These are methane eaters and they may have played a part in consuming some of the hydrocarbon gas that spewed into the Gulf.”
“We have the largest aggregation of young people interested in consuming content that I've seen.”
“Back behind the plodding horses, I would take an hour in consuming that one cracker.”
“Maybe it's just perception, but it really feels like the task of consuming is simply accelerated by doing it this way.”
“Ahhh adventure, I personally believe in consuming as many different species as possible.”
“Demand-side trends include the addition of more than 70 million people to the global population each year, 4 billion people moving up the food chain – consuming more grain-intensive meat, milk, and eggs, and the massive diversion of U.S. grain to fuel ethanol distilleries.”
“We don't believe in consuming for the sake of consumption.”
“Healthcare reform should include free-market, but regulated capitalist solutions to lowering heathcare costs, such as cross-state insurance, more individual involvement in consuming medical services, elimination of government subsidies, etc.. katiec”
“How humiliating that the son of a culinary mystery writer and a chef has zero interest in consuming anything beyond peanut butter sandwiches and grilled cheese!”
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