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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 ?
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.
I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last--into positive real enjoyment!
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.