Definition of consuming adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈsjuːmɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsuːmɪŋ//
[only before noun]
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(of a feeling, an interest, etc.) so strong or important that it takes up all your time and energy Basketball is his consuming passion. They both had a consuming interest in cricket. see also all-consuming, time-consuming
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consuming