devour devour  /dɪ ˈvaʊ ər/


  1. (v) destroy completely
  2. (v) enjoy avidly
  3. (v) eat immoderately
  4. (v) eat greedily



  1. Most important, they devour carbon dioxide, the primary culprit in global warming.
  2. But get rid of all the gossypol, as plant breeders did in the 1950s, and insects will devour the defenseless cotton.
  3. That doesn't stop Bella from falling into a love whose toxicity is its lure, just as Edward is risking being with someone he's severely tempted to devour.


  1. Sun, wind speed up Merion greens but rough stays soggy at U.S. Open

    ARDMORE -- Conditions have radically changed at Merion just in the last couple of hours. It must be delighting the USGA because this course is beginning to devour the top echelon.We began to get full sun at about 10:30. The...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Patriot-News

  2. Last real man in the West

    This time every year, I line up DVDs of all the great prime- time dramas I missed during the season and devour them, one by one.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. The Intern's Desk: The logic of banning books in Clarke County

    THEY'VE HEARD IT ALREADY: The parents of a seventh-grader at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School are asking the Clarke County Board of Education to overturn a decision by Clarke County Schools Superintendent Phil Lanoue not to ban the Tomas Rivera book titled "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him." The award-winning book is, according to a Thursday news story in this newspaper, a story of "a Mexican ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald


  1. He hosted more than 1,000 editions of Radio 2's Arts Programme, and Mr Kenyon said he was "interested in everything". "That was the extraordinary voracious sense with which every week on that programme he would devour whatever was going on."
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Nicholas Kenyon Source: BBC News

  2. "The Bible says he who spends more than he makes is a fool. You know, if you devour everything you make you're a fool. Well, no kidding," said Ramsey, whose Financial Peace University courses are offered at churches across the country.
    on Feb 13, 2006 By: Dave Ramsey Source:

  3. "We cannot allow the subprime mortgage crisis to devour California communities one by one," state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, told reporters outside a home whose owner nearly lost to the subprime crisis.
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Don Perata Source: Tri-Valley Herald

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /