Devouring something means to eat or drink it completely. If you devour an entire cake, you've eaten it all.

  • She devoured the cake in one bite.

  • He devoured the whole bowl of cereal in one sitting.

Definition of devouring


(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous


avid, esurient, greedy

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Example Sentences for devouring

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    The people devoured the meat.

  • 2

    The Apostles swarm and devour them.

  • 3

    The Orchid keeper then comes and devours the prey.

  • 4

    The Springfield and the townsfolk initially devour the burgers.

  • 5

    Every new product is awaited breathlessly and devoured by the faithful.

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    The chicks reveal razor sharp teeth and devour the monsters.

  • 7

    The chicks reveal their razor sharp teeth and devour the monsters.

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    The serpents devour the wizardwood to restore the few memories they can.

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    When the egg hatches, the larva devours the spider alive.

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    It lures unwary travellers into the desert wastes to slay and devour them.