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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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In fact, most authorities agree that proper weight loss should be a blend of consuming less calories and expending more calories.
Only one survey of American individuals consuming a raw foods diet has been reported.
were made to be consuming men within the pages of the American magazine" (p.
Given the higher costs of disk storage, storing less-active data on low energy consuming or removable storage systems will become increasingly important.
The two largest consuming regions, Asia/Pacific and North America showed growth rates higher than the worldwide growth rate for the year.
The United States, with only five percent of the world's population, is a resource glutton, consuming nearly 30 percent of the world's bounty but producing 19 percent of its waste.
of possessing and consuming mind-altering substances and facilitating his brother with Tramadol to consume it.
Importantly, this increase in a person's willingness to consume an expired product is accompanied by lower estimates of the perceived risk of getting sick from consuming it," explained the authors.
Consuming either dairy foods or certain types of bacteria may fight arthritis, research in laboratory rats suggests.
Both penetration and frequency of people consuming mackerel have increased over the past year
The researchers did, however, calculate some simple dose estimates, and the results of those estimates suggest that consuming organic products may reduce a child's exposure level to below the Environmental Protection Agency's chronic reference doses for various OP pesticides, shifting exposures from a range of uncertain risk to a range of negligible risk.
That way he will be rehydrating and consuming carbs at the same time.
The new recommendation arose from research that showed lower rates of cancer among individuals consuming 200 mg or more vitamin C a day from dietary sources like fruits and vegetables.
While such an idea is nearly ubiquitous in American popular culture, sociology, and women's history, my examination of the leisure activities of white American men between 1890 and 1930 suggests that such men were indeed a very large and important consuming constituency.
In 1996, a study by Bracken showed more than double the risk of miscarriage in women who were consuming more than 300 mg a day of caffeine.