consume etymology

English word consume comes from Latin sumo

Detailed word origin of consume

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sumo Latin (lat) I adopt; borrow.. I buy, purchase.. I choose, select.. I exact satisfaction, inflict punishment.. I fascinate, charm.. I obtain, acquire, receive, get, take.. I take, take up, assume; seize; claim, arrogate.. I undertake, begin, enter upon.. I use, apply, employ, spend, consume.
consumo Latin (lat) (of food) I eat, consume, devour.. (of people) I waste, weaken, enervate.. (of time) I spend, consume, pass.. I consume, devour, waste, squander, use up; annihilate, destroy, bring to naught, kill.. I take wholly or completely.
consumer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
consume English (eng) (intransitive, obsolete) To waste away slowly.. (transitive) To completely occupy the thoughts or attention of.. (transitive) To destroy completely.. (transitive) To eat.. (transitive) To use (without using up).. (transitive) To use up.

Words with the same origin as consume

Descendants of sumo
assume presumably presume resume résumé