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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.
See also: by, consume, desire
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while those consuming 21 to 50 cubic meters will have to pay P113.31 per cu.
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According to Tuesday's ruling, a jobless Emirati man, A.S., was jailed for four years for consuming morphine and codeine.
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The market, as it is in other parts of the world, is effective in gathering, processing and shipping recyclables to consuming destinations.
Patients were divided into groups based on the average number of alcoholic drinks they reported consuming each week--none, less than 2, between 2 and 7, between 7 and 14, and 14 or more drinks.
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.
That suggests that consuming a lot of fructose, like consuming too much fat, could contribute to weight gain."
Men aged 20-39 dominated steak consumption, consuming 30.35 pounds.
Consuming fish oil regularly can help ward off the serious heart rhythm disturbances associated with sudden cardiac death.
"I've always maintained that my work is relevant only to people who are consuming sub-optimal levels of calcium," says Zemel.
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.
It's important to note that consuming too much protein and fat is associated with a greater risk of heart disease.
BMI increased across all drinkers as alcohol intake per drinking day increased, from 26.5 kg/[m.sup.2] in men consuming one drink to 27.5 kg/[m.sup.2] in men consuming four on more drinks and from 25.1 kg/[m.sup.2] in women consuming one drink to 25.9 kg/[m.sup.2] in women consuming four or more drinks.