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con·sum·ing

 (kən-so͞o′mĭng)
adj.
Ardent or deeply felt: a consuming interest; consuming passion.

con•sum•ing

(kənˈsu mɪŋ)

adj.
strongly and urgently felt: a consuming need.
con•sum′ing•ly, adv.
[1820–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consuming - very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"

consuming

adjective overwhelming, gripping, absorbing, compelling, devouring, engrossing, immoderate He has developed a consuming passion for chess.

consuming

adjective
Catching and holding the full attention:
Translations

consuming

[kənˈsjuːmɪŋ] ADJarrollador, apasionado; [passion] → dominante, avasallador

consuming

[kənˈsjuːmɪŋ] adj [passion, interest] → dévorant(e)

consuming

adj ambition, interestglühend, brennend; desire, passion alsoverzehrend (geh)

consuming

[kənˈsjuːmɪŋ] adj (passion, desire) → struggente
References in classic literature ?
He assured her the child was consuming at that moment in the next room.
The fiercer element had cropped the verdure of the plain, which looked as though it were scathed by the consuming lightning.
And lastly, how comes it that we whalemen of America now outnumber all the rest of the banded whalemen in the world; sail a navy of upwards of seven hundred vessels; manned by eighteen thousand men; yearly consuming 00824,000,000 of dollars; the ships worth, at the time of sailing, 20,000,000 dollars; and every year importing into our harbors a well reaped harvest of 00847,000,000 dollars.
Ye who have wondered to hear, in the same evangel, that God is love, and that God is a consuming fire, see ye not how, to the soul resolved in evil, perfect love is the most fearful torture, the seal and sentence of the direst despair?
I did but play this little jest with hope to surprise you into some display of your art, as not doubting you would blast the guards with occult fires, consuming them to ashes on the spot, a marvel much beyond mine own ability, yet one which I have long been childishly curious to see.
The crowd poured out of the place and went flocking away in excited groups and couples, taking the events of the session over with vivacity and consuming interest, and everybody seemed to have had a satisfactory and enjoyable day except the accused, their counsel, and their old lady friend.
A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
She felt as if the wind of destiny were blowing her flame hither and thither, burning, consuming her, but kindling nothing.
What her last illness was, I am not certain: I conjecture, they died of the same thing, a kind of fever, slow at its commencement, but incurable, and rapidly consuming life towards the close.
To maintain these retainers, and to support the extravagance and magnificence which their pride induced them to affect, the nobility borrowed sums of money from the Jews at the most usurious interest, which gnawed into their estates like consuming cankers, scarce to be cured unless when circumstances gave them an opportunity of getting free, by exercising upon their creditors some act of unprincipled violence.
Such men will well understand the lancinating pains of the cancer which was now consuming Athanase; they have gone through those long and bitter deliberations made in presence of some grandiose purpose they had not the means to carry out; they have endured those secret miscarriages in which the fructifying seed of genius falls on arid soil.
I used to fancy that life was a positive and perpetual entity, and that by consuming a multitude of live things, no matter how low in the scale of creation, one might indefinitely prolong life.