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.
go through, down, devour, demolish.
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.
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
use up, run out of, go through.
waste, throw away.
Usage examples for consume
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