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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, 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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If a 100-pound softball player requires 2,000 calories per day to maintain her bodyweight, she must consume 2,250 calories per day--250 calories above her current need--to gain one pound of lean-body mass in 10 days.
Dumont also stressed to attendees that high quality, clean shipments will be necessary for Boralex to maintain and grow its ability to consume processed demolition wood.
New research shows that pregnant and lactating women are particularly efficient at absorbing calcium; as a result, the institute recommended that they simply consume the amount recommended for their age group.
Those at the bottom clearly fall below the "too little" line, while those at the top, in what could be called the cars-meat-and-disposables class, clearly consume too much.
Compared to other foods, females 45+ are most likely to consume apples.
Only about one in four boys, and a mere one in 10 girls, consumes the RDA.
That's because we rarely consume caffeine by itself.
Computers consume power, even when they are turned off, which can quickly run down a car battery, when the car itself is turned off.
During that time, adult and adolescent chimps consume from 1 to nearly 4 ounces of meat daily.
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.
The new FSDB interface in PowerTheater 65 is almost 10 times faster and consumes half the memory of its predecessor.
As applied at a coal gasification facility, GS CleanTech's bioreactor consumes exhaust carbon dioxide and has the potential to offset the substantial operating and capital costs associated with conventional oxygen production while producing a valuable biomass co-product that can be used to enhance the plant's power output and/or add new revenues arising from the production and sale of biomass-derived fuels.
For example, if an individual consumes seven capsules per day of evening primrose oil with 10 percent GLA, in the future they may be able to get the same dose of GLA with as few as one or two capsules per day.
In Germany, Edonkey handles about 72% of all file-sharing traffic, while BitTorrent consumes about 16% of traffic.
Not only is it 20% faster than the PPC7447 for both integer and floating point operations, it consumes 20% less power and comes with Intel's anti-obsolescence Embedded Roadmap guarantee.