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An example use of consume in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… whether or not we should consume watch …”
Consume means to use up or destroy something.
the word consume occurs in english on average 11.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that consume can be often used in the following areas:
1) food and health;
2) people, society, and culture;