quasi-consuming

consuming

[kuhn-soo-ming]
adjective
strongly and urgently felt: a consuming need to be successful.

Origin:
consume + -ing2

consumingly, adverb
consumingness, noun
nonconsuming, adjective
quasi-consuming, adjective
self-consuming, adjective
unconsuming, adjective
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consume
late 14c., from L. consumere "to use up, eat, waste," from com- intensive prefix + sumere "to take," from sub- "under" + emere "to buy, take" (see exempt).
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