Synonyms for Consume:

n.

dazzle, attract, enthuse, interest, motivate, intrigue, put away, fire someone with enthusiasm, inspire. demolish, try, destroy, manage, touch. overwhelm, obsess, to the ground, sear, set light to something, haunt, preoccupy, singe, scorch, incinerate, burn down, torch. partake, ingestion, fare, chow. dispatch. go. riot away, trifle away, throw away, fool away. excite, monopolize, awareness. consume (noun)
down, eat up, run-through, have, devour, deplete, take, use up, waste, ware, exhaust, squander, go through, ingest, wipe out.

v.

consumption (verb)
go through, down, devour, demolish.
destroy (verb)
overwhelm, demolish.
eat (verb)
eat, feast, breakfast, picnic, sup, drink, grub, ingest, feed, bite, gulp, taste, lunch, dine, devour, snack.
eat, drink (verb)
feed, take, partake, snack, down, ingest, gulp.

Other synonyms:

employ, exploit, fall back on, destroy, fritter away, preoccupy, utilize, burn down, go toward, apply. draw on, torch. sear. use, try, partake, dispatch. fare. drain. manage. touch. go. drink
sup.
engross
monopolize.
expend
expend.
polish off
finish off.
run through
run-through.
use up
use up, run out of, go through.
waste
waste, throw away.

Usage examples for consume

  1. If the sowing is done early, in fall or spring, less seed may be used than if the sowing is late, because the early sowing gives a better chance for root development, which results, ordinarily, in more vigorous plants that consume more moisture than the smaller and weaker plants of later sowing. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  2. Thus cares on cares his painful days consume And bow his age with sorrow to the tomb! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope