consume v

L. consūm-ere, take up completely, make away with, eat up, devour, waste, destroy, spend, bestow.

  1. Burn; devour; reduce to ashes; totally destroy, especially by fire; [fig.] shine; glow; radiate brilliant sunset colors.
  2. Engulf; overpower; overwhelm; take over.
  3. Burn; [fig.] be transfigured; be totally overcome; be transformed by a power greater than oneself; be changed fundamentally from mortal elements to immortal being.