What is another word for devoured?

Pronunciation: [dɪvˈa͡ʊ͡əd] (IPA)

Devoured refers to the act of consuming something hungrily or enthusiastically. Some common synonyms for "devoured" include gobbled, wolfed down, consumed, ingested, feasted upon, devoured, gulped, crammed, polished off, and chomped. These words all imply a certain urgency or eagerness in the way the food or information is being consumed. For instance, a person who gobbles their food is eating it quickly and voraciously, while someone who feasts upon a delicious meal is savoring each bite. Similarly, someone who gulps down a drink may be doing so in a hurry, while someone who chomps on a piece of bread could be doing so leisurely.

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Usage examples for Devoured

He devoured the meat of the little quail left in the jar and drank the few remaining drops of broth, then crawled out to look after the needs of his horse before making further search for food for himself.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
After moving away about three hundred yards on the sea-ice, he calmly sat down and devoured our prospective meal.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
We skinned the animal, and devoured the warm, steaming flesh.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Devoured

  • An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
    Konrad Adenauer
  • Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
    Honore de Balzac
  • It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.
    Christiaan Barnard
  • I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
    Bette Davis
  • I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.

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