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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.
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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.
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Professor Bellis also noted the setting where the beverage was consumed, in terms of its effect on human emotions.
Of the 5,830 people who consumed at least three servings per day of low-fat dairy at the start of the study, only 60 people, or 1 percent, developed the disease over the study period.
8gm of heroin and consumed morphine, methadone, codeine, methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to records.
She claimed that she went to the rest room and when she came out her friends were asleep aACA* she alleged that she thought they were sleeping after having consumed heroin.
When compared with those who consumed three to six grams per day, people who consumed less than three grams of sodium per day had an even higher risk of death or cardiovascular incidents than those who consumed more than seven grams per day.
Although there is a lot of attention for the content of the food people consume, little attention is been given to the best or worst timing for certain foods to be consumed," Dr.
4 : to take up the interest or attention of <Curiosity consumed the crowd.
Ground rubber--One of the largest markets for scrap tires is ground rubber, which consumed more than 30 million tires in 2005.
6 times higher than that of the "raw carrots" group when checked eight hours after they consumed boiled and raw carrots, respectively.
Surveys of aspartame intake in the United States and Europe from 1984 to 1992 showed that consumers typically consumed 2-3 mg/kg daily, with small children and women of child-bearing age consuming slightly more, at 2-5 mg/kg daily.
The two Poseipumps on "A" DAF consumed 250 HP, while the Poseipumps on "B" DAF consumed 125 HP.
The researchers also assessed whether the methylmercury was consumed by fish and other creatures or converted to less-toxic forms by light-based reactions in the lakes.
However, of this 6 percent, 75 percent consumed fish at least occasionally, 58 percent consumed poultry at least occasionally, and 22 percent consumed red meat at least occasionally.
When consumed by cows and chickens it increases their rate of growth, so it seems logical to suppose that the ingestion of this meat would have an effect on the humans consuming them.