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1. devour

verb. ['dɪˈvaʊɝ'] destroy completely.

Synonyms

  • destroy

Antonyms

  • up
  • elated

Etymology

  • devourer (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Devour

  • mph
  • underpower
  • superpower
  • overpower
  • empower
  • trower
  • scour
  • klauer
  • grauer
  • glower
  • flower
  • flour
  • clower
  • brower
  • brougher
  • brauer
  • tower
  • tauer
  • sour
  • shower
  • schauer
  • sauer
  • rauer
  • power
  • nauer
  • mauer
  • lauer
  • knauer
  • kauer
  • how're

How do you pronounce devour?

Pronounce devour as dɪˈvaʊər.

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Sentences with devour


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Snakes are susceptible to all types of bacterial and fungal infections due to the type of prey they devour.

2. Adjective
Both carnivores devour insects, eggs and birds.

3. Verb, base form
We suggest setting aside a few for yourself before putting them out for your guests to devour.

Quotes about devour


1. My dear,Find what you love and let it kill you.Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.~ Falsely yours
- Charles Bukowski

2. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

3. It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

2. devour

verb. ['dɪˈvaʊɝ'] eat greedily.

Synonyms

  • pig
  • eat
  • guttle

Antonyms

  • stand
  • sit
  • suffer
  • abstain

Etymology

  • devourer (Anglo-Norman)

3. devour

verb. ['dɪˈvaʊɝ'] eat immoderately.

Synonyms

  • go through
  • eat
  • consume

Antonyms

  • eat in
  • reassure
  • worsen
  • ascending

Etymology

  • devourer (Anglo-Norman)

4. devour

verb. ['dɪˈvaʊɝ'] enjoy avidly.

Synonyms

  • savor
  • bask
  • enjoy
  • relish

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • imperfect
  • lowland

Etymology

  • devourer (Anglo-Norman)
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