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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: by, consume, desire
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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.
He smoked hashish at the wedding and returnedaACA* but he did not consume the narcotic here in Dubai.
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For the study, 51 postmenopausal women not on hormone replacement therapy were assigned to consume 15 g of alcohol per day--equivalent to one drink--for 8 weeks.
Micron's new BAT-RAMs are designed to consume less power than standard SDRAMs, and extend the battery life in many mobile and wireless applications.
Microprocessors consumed about 90 watts in 1995 and are expected to consume about 180 watts each in 2010.
According to the Merck poll, 82 percent of Americans agree that "most of us buy and consume far more than we need; it's wasteful.
Dubai: An employee, who provided his brother with Tramadol to consume it, has been jailed for five years.