Definition of Devour

1. Verb. Destroy completely. "Fire had devoured our home"

Generic synonyms: Destroy, Ruin



2. Verb. Enjoy avidly. "She devoured his novels"
Generic synonyms: Bask, Enjoy, Relish, Savor, Savour

3. Verb. Eat immoderately. "They devour more bread"; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
Exact synonyms: Consume, Down, Go Through
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Devourer

4. Verb. Eat greedily. "They devour more bread"; "He devoured three sandwiches"
Exact synonyms: Guttle, Pig, Raven
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Pig

Definition of Devour

1. v. t. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.

Definition of Devour

1. Verb. To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously. ¹

2. Verb. To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste. ¹

3. Verb. To take in avidly with the intellect. ¹

4. Verb. To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Devour

1. to eat up voraciously [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Devour

1. 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon. "Some evil beast hath devoured him." (Gen. Xxxvii. 20) 2. To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate. "Famine and pestilence shall devour him." (Ezek. Vii. 15) "I waste my life and do my days devour." (Spenser) 3. To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses. "Longing they look, and gaping at the sight, Devour her o'er with vast delight." (Dryden) Synonym: To consume, waste, destroy, annihilate. Origin: F. Devorer, fr. L. Devorare; de + vorare to eat greedily, swallow up. See Voracious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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devotions
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devour (current term)
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devouring(a)
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