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de·vour / diˈvou(ə)r/ • v. [tr.] eat (food or prey) hungrily or quickly: he devoured half of his burger in one bite. ∎  (of fire, disease, or other forces) consume (someone or something) destructively: the hungry flames devoured the old house. ∎  read (something) quickly and eagerly: she spent her evenings devouring the classics. ∎  (be devoured) (of a person) be totally absorbed by an unpleasant feeling: she was devoured by need. DERIVATIVES: de·vour·er n. de·vour·ing·ly adv.

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devour

devour XIV. f. devour-, tonic stem of (O)F. dévorer — L. dēvorāre, f. DE- 3 + vorāre swallow.

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devour

devourbower, cower, devour, dower, embower, empower, endower, flour, flower, gaur, Glendower, glower, hour, lour, lower, our, plougher (US plower), power, scour, shower, sour, Stour, sweet-and-sour, tower •Beckenbauer • Eisenhower •Schopenhauer • safflower •passion flower • bellflower •mayflower • cauliflower • wallflower •cornflour, cornflower •sunflower • elderflower • man-hour •Adenauer • manpower • brainpower •willpower • horsepower • firepower •water power • rush hour •watchtower

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