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1    tr   to eat or drink  
2    tr; often passive   to engross or obsess  
3    tr   to use up; expend  
my car consumes little oil     
4    to destroy or be destroyed by burning, decomposition, etc.  
fire consumed the forest     
5    tr   to waste or squander  
the time consumed on that project was excessive     
6    passive   to waste away  
     (C14: from Latin consumere to devour, from com- (intensive) + sumere to take up, from emere to take, purchase)  
  consuming      adj  
  consumingly      adv  
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1    absorb, deplete, dissipate, drain, eat up, employ, exhaust, expend, finish up, fritter away, lavish, lessen, spend, squander, use, use up, utilize, vanish, waste, wear out  
2    devour, eat, eat up, gobble (up), guzzle, polish off     (informal)   put away, swallow  
3    annihilate, decay, demolish, destroy, devastate, lay waste, ravage  
4      (often passive)    absorb, devour, dominate, eat up, engross, monopolize, obsess, preoccupy  

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(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
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