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consume mass quantities

To eat, drink, or otherwise consume large amounts of something. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Large family holidays are all typified by consuming mass quantities of food and alcohol. As the largest economy on the planet, our prerogative seems to be to consume mass quantities of the Earth's resources.
See also: consume, mass, quantity

consumed by desire

Completely absorbed and controlled by one's passion or lust for something or someone. Jonathan found himself consumed by desire to be with Stephen, such that he could no longer pay attention in class. Many men, consumed by desire for a woman, have committed atrocious and sometimes bizarre acts of depravity. Consumed by his desire to rule the world, the dictator was blind to the mutiny of his advisors.
See also: consume, desire
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So, if a 200-pound football player requires 5,000 calories per day to maintain his bodyweight, he must consume 4,750 calories per day--250 calories below his current need--to lose one pound of fat in 14 days.
Of all these substances, the panel said, calcium stands out as the one with the greatest gap between recommended daily allotments and what people actually consume.
The proliferation of shopping centers has, in a roundabout way, also promoted the compulsion to consume.
Those least likely to consume apples are children aged 11-16 and males aged 17-24
They were part of a group of people, all 65 or older, who had been randomly assigned to consume daily for 3 years either a tablet containing 500 milligrams of calcium and 700 international units of vitamin D or a look-alike placebo.
3) In 1980, based largely on the animal evidence, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised pregnant women to "avoid caffeine-containing foods and drugs, if possible, or consume them only sparingly.
Because beta-carotene seems to cut the risk of lung cancer "only" by half--and since it has no apparent effect on other risks of smoking--many experts are not comfortable advising smokers to consume more of it.
Clocks often consume 30% to more than 50% of the total power consumed by the chip.
A 50 million gallon per year dry mill ethanol production facility consumes about 500,000 tons of corn.
Use of GLA supplements is currently constrained by high cost and the need to consume 10 or more capsules of existing GLA supplements per day of evening primrose oil or borage oil to receive optimal health benefits.
File sharing in the UK and North America consume about 48% of total bandwidth on the downstream and 76% on the upstream.
For applications with the most demanding performance requirements, the V169 is also available with a 2-GHz M-765 processor, which features a 533-MHz Front Side Bus, provides two Mbytes of cache, and consumes just 18W maximum.
Digital Evolution created its XML VPN appliance to make it easy for companies to securely consume their partners Web services.
World's Smallest Full-Featured Pentium M Processor 745 SBC Measures 4" X 4" and Consumes Just 12W
To address the demanding power constraints of these applications, the MAX1127 consumes less than 140mW per channel at a sample rate of 65Msps.