(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Devouring.] [F. dvorer, fr. L. devorare; de + vorare to eat greedily, swallow up. See Voracious.] 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
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Some evil beast hath devoured him.
Gen. xxxvii. 20.
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2. To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.
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Famine and pestilence shall devour him.
Ezek. vii. 15.
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I waste my life and do my days devour.
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3. To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.
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Longing they look, and gaping at the sight,
Devour her o'er with vast delight.

Syn. -- To consume; waste; destroy; annihilate.
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