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Word of the Day 12/10/14 Devour

Devour (verb)
devour [dih-vou-uh r, -vou-er]


verb (used with object)
1. to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously.
2. to consume destructively, recklessly, or wantonly: Fire devoured the old museum.
3. to engulf or swallow up.
4. to take in greedily with the senses or intellect: to devour the works of Freud.
5. to absorb or engross wholly: a mind devoured by fears.

Origin: 1275-1325; Middle English devouren < Anglo-French, Old French devourer < Latin dēvorāre to swallow down, equivalent to dē- de- + vorāre to eat up

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