devour

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
devour

Third-person singular
devours

Past tense
devoured

Past participle
devoured

Present participle
devouring

  1. If you devour you food, you eat it quickly and greedily.
  2. If something is being devoured, it is being destroyed quickly.
    The fire was devouring the building.