|1.||[ verb ] destroy completely|
"Fire had devoured our home"
|2.||[ verb ] (food) eat immoderately|
|Synonyms:||consume down go_through|
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
|Related terms:||eat devourer|
|3.||[ verb ] enjoy avidly, as of a book|
"She devoured his novels"
|4.||[ verb ] (food) eat greedily|
|Synonyms:||guttle raven pig gulp|
"he devoured three sandwiches"
|Related terms:||eat hog|