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devour
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
devoured three sandwiches
Definition
eat rapidly and completely — usually due to being very hungry
  • After he had devoured the chocolate he felt somewhat ashamed of himself and hung about in the streets for several hours, until hunger drove him home.
    p. 163.5
devoured = eaten rapidly and completely
  • Sometimes they burrow through the cheeks and devour the tongue.
    p. 286.5
devour = eat
There are no more uses of "devour" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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2  —1 use as in:
devoured by flames
Definition
to completely consume, destroy, or engulf (surround or cover)
  • Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames.
    p. 39.8
devoured = destroyed
There are no more uses of "devour" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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