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Definition of Devour

Devour

  1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
  2. To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.
  3. To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.

Devour Quotations

Let my enemies devour each other.
Salvador Dali

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
Bertrand Russell

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
Honore de Balzac

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.
George Santayana

Before I came to England, my favorite authors were P. G. Wodehouse and Agatha Christie. I used to devour both.
Salman Rushdie
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Devour Translations

devour in French is empiffrer
devour in German is verschlingen, verschlingen, auffressen
devour in Italian is divorare
devour in Latin is edo edi essum
devour in Norwegian is sluke
devour in Spanish is devorar

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