Synonyms of devour in English:


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1‘she watched him as he devoured his meal’


eat hungrily, eat quickly, eat greedily, eat heartily, eat up, swallow, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, cram down, gorge oneself on, feast on, consume

informal pack away, demolish, dispose of, make short work of, polish off, shovel down, stuff one's face with, stuff oneself with, pig oneself on, pig out on, sink, put away, tuck away, get outside of, get one's laughing gear round

British informal gollop, shift

Northern Irish informal gorb

North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale

rare ingurgitate

2‘we watched in dismay as the flames devoured the old house’


destroy, consume, engulf, envelop, demolish, lay waste, wipe out, annihilate, devastate

raze, gut, ravage, ruin, wreck

3‘he was devoured by remorse’


afflict, torture, plague, bedevil, trouble, harrow, rack

consume, swallow up, engulf, swamp, overcome, overwhelm