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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 ?
* Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States a few years prior to this time, made the following public declaration: "A more liberal and extensive reciprocity in the purchase and sale of commodities is necessary, so that the overproduction of the United States can be satisfactorily disposed of to foreign countries." Of course, this overproduction he mentions was the profits of the capitalist system over and beyond the consuming power of the capitalists.
After listening to him for an hour, while he painted in vivid colours the extreme danger of fire consuming the house, the Hard Man to Deal With said:
How could that army- which had found abundant supplies in Moscow and had trampled them underfoot instead of keeping them, and on arriving at Smolensk had looted provisions instead of storing them- how could that army recuperate in Kaluga province, which was inhabited by Russians such as those who lived in Moscow, and where fire had the same property of consuming what was set ablaze?
He assured her the child was consuming at that moment in the next room.
He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
The need to acquire more, buy more, possess more, consume more, however, has turned the majority of us into folks who solemnly believe that every ill, every evil, every dilemma has its solution in acquiring more, buying more, possessing more, and consuming more
"If he survives like Lord Shiva after consuming poison, we will all believe he is a true reincarnation of Lord Shiva" the Gujarat Minister added.
'The effect of consuming such tomatoes is not immediate but gradual.
A construction worker was put in pre-trial detention on Monday after he was arrested for possessing, consuming and trafficking drugs in Banteay Meanchey province's Poipet town on Sunday.
This means Maynilad residential customers consuming a monthly average of 10 cu.
Nearly one quarter said spirits left them tearful compared with 17 percent attributing the same feeling after consuming red wine.
Research suggests that consuming foods and beverages made from soybeans may prolong survival in women with estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) breast cancer.