YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

consume
kən'suːm
Main
English Definition
(动) As a verb
  1. Engage fully.
  2. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly.
  3. Use up (resources or materials).
  4. Spend extravagantly.
  5. Eat immoderately.
  6. Destroy completely.
Hyphenationcon•sume
Part of Speech(及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
Matching Results
消耗xiāohàoto use up; to consume
消费xiāofèito consume
消灭xiāomièto put an end to; to annihilate; to cause to perish; to perish; annihilation (in quantum field theory)
毁灭huǐmièto perish; to ruin; to destroy
wánto consume; to exhaust; to play
摄食shèshíto consume
吃掉chīdiàoto eat up; to consume
chīto eat; to consume; to eat at (a cafeteria etc); to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
摄入shèrùto take in; to absorb; to consume; intake; consumption
耗费hàofèito waste; to spend; to consume; to squander
hàoto waste; to spend; to consume; to squander; news; (coll.) to delay; to dilly-dally
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables