Definition of consuming in English:

consuming

adjective

  • (of a feeling) completely filling one's mind and attention; absorbing.

    ‘a consuming passion’
    • ‘The matrimonial proceedings had been all consuming for Ms. Miller and had prevented her from considering a return to the workforce.’
    • ‘De Valera need never again appeal to America for assistance in his mad ambition to satisfy his consuming vanity.’
    • ‘Sylvia told me that her previous feelings for Tom were so consuming that she lost herself to them.’
    • ‘As such, the film is a cross cultural comparison of consuming intimacy and living intimacy.’
    • ‘Bizarre behaviour, considering they had only ever known me as a man with a consuming sense of mission.’
    • ‘In my former life grace was a mystery limited to regeneration, now it's simply amazing and all consuming.’
    • ‘It is true that I made the first advances; but then you fed the consuming fire.’
    • ‘yay!) and I both have very consuming jobs that we're passionate about and that often have opposite schedules.’
    • ‘They need to assure themselves of a stable existence, and their drive for material security can become all consuming.’
    • ‘As a child, little secrets can seem like all consuming mountains.’
    • ‘So consuming that even in the dark hours it defines us.’
    • ‘In those days, the hate was all consuming, he recalls.’
    • ‘This continued study of Los Lunas is open ended, and can be a consuming addiction resulting in more questions than answers.’
    • ‘A more novel sentiment is my lack of consuming gloom at the prospect of the Tories back in power.’
    absorbing, compelling, preoccupying, engrossing, all-consuming, compulsive, besetting
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Pronunciation:

consuming

/kənˈso͞omiNG/