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What is another word for devour?

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To consume food, especially hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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“The boy promptly began to hungrily devour the meal.”
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To use, empty or drain completely
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“The Scottish National Theatre thus envisioned will not devour all available public theatre funding, starving existing theatres and theatre work as other National institutions often do.”
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To be totally absorbed or engrossed by something
“That gnawing fear would devour him and he would be reduced to his normal pitiful form of merely existing.”
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To do, or be absorbed in, something enthusiastically
“Once the first book of a series has been read, most readers will go on to devour the entire series.”
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To engulf or envelop (figuratively)
“A child and his father watch helplessly as the Bhagirathi waters slowly devour Old Tehri town.”
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To masticate (food, or the cud)
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To destroy or damage the value or quality of
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To physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
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To scour or wear away a surface, especially gradually
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To hold exclusive control or dominance over
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To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written
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