devour

When you've gone all day without eating anything, you'll probably devour your dinner, especially if it's your very favorite homemade lasagna. Devour means to eat greedily and hungrily.

The meaning of devour has grown to include the consumption of things other than food. If you sit down to start a book and look up ten hours later having turned the last page, you have devoured that book. If your after school job devours all your free time, chances are your grades are going to drop. The Latin root, devorare, means "to swallow down."

Definitions of devour
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v eat immoderately

Synonyms:
consume, down, go through
Type of:
eat
take in solid food

v eat greedily

“he devoured three sandwiches”
Synonyms:
guttle, pig, raven
Type of:
eat
take in solid food

v destroy completely

“Fire had devoured our home”
Type of:
destroy, ruin
destroy completely; damage irreparably

v enjoy avidly

“She devoured his novels”
Type of:
bask, enjoy, relish, savor, savour
derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in