KJV Dictionary Definition: consumable


CONSUMABLE, a. See Consume. That may be consumed; possible to be destroyed, dissipated, wasted or spent; as, asbestos is not consumable by fire.

The importation and exportation of consumable commodities.


CONSUME, v.t. L., to take. So in English we say, it takes up time, that is, it consumes time.

1. To destroy, by separating the parts of a thing, by decomposition, as by fire, or eating, devouring, and annihilating the form of a substance. Fire consumes wood, coal, stubble; animals consume flesh and vegetables.

2. To destroy by dissipating or by use; to expend; to waste; to squander; as, to consume an estate.

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. James 4.

3. To spend; to cause to pass away, as time; as, to consume the day in idleness.

Their days did he consume in vanity. Psalm 78.

4. To cause to disappear; to waste slowly.

My flesh is consumed away. Job 38.

5. To destroy; to bring to utter ruin; to exterminate.

Let me alone-- that I may consume them. Exodus 32.

CONSUME, v.i. To waste away slowly; to be exhausted.

Their flesh--their eyes--their tongue shall consume away. Zechariah 14.

The wicked shall perish--they shall consume. Psalm 37.


CONSUMED, pp. Wasted; burnt up; destroyed; dissipated; squandered; expended.


CONSUMER, n. One who consumes, spends, wastes or destroys; that which consumes.



1. Burning; wasting; destroying; expending; eating; devouring.

2. a. That destroys.

The Lord thy God is a consuming fire. Deuteronomy 4.