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Wordnet 3.0


1. very intense;
- Example: "politics is his consuming passion"
- Example: "overwhelming joy"
[syn: consuming, overwhelming]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consume \Con*sume"\ (k[o^]n*s[=u]m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consumed (k[o^]n*s[=u]md"); p. pr. & vb. n. Consuming.] [L. consumere to take wholly or completely, to consume; con- + sumere to take; sub + emere to buy. See Redeem.] To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour. [1913 Webster] If he were putting to my house the brand That shall consume it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume. --Matt. vi. 20 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster] Let me alone . . . that I may consume them. --Ex. xxxii. 10. Syn: To destroy; swallow up; ingulf; absorb; waste; exhaust; spend; expend; squander; lavish; dissipate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

consuming \consuming\ adj. taking up most of one's attention; ardent; as, politics is his consuming passion. Syn: overwhelming. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

consuming adj 1: very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy" [syn: consuming, overwhelming]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

64 Moby Thesaurus words for "consuming": absorbing, agonizing, arresting, attractive, baneful, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consumptive, deadly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, desolating, destroying, destructive, devastating, disastrous, doomful, enchanting, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, excruciating, fascinating, fatal, fateful, fratricidal, gripping, harrowing, heartbreaking, heartrending, heartsickening, heartwounding, holding, hypnotic, internecine, magnetic, mesmeric, mesmerizing, monopolize, nihilist, nihilistic, obsessing, obsessive, racking, ravaging, rending, ruining, ruinous, self-destructive, spellbinding, subversionary, subversive, suicidal, tormenting, torturous, vandalic, vandalish, vandalistic, wasteful, wasting, withering