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in-sūmo , mpsi, mptum, 3, v. a., take for any thing; hence to apply to, expend upon.
I. Lit.
(β). With dat.: “paucos dies reficiendae classi,Tac. A. 2, 53.—
(γ). With abl.: “non est melius quo insumere possis,Hor. S. 2, 2, 102.—
II. Trop.
A. To apply, employ, bestow: “operam frustra,Liv. 10, 18: “operam libellis accusatorum,Tac. A. 3, 44: “vitam versibus,id. Or. 9.—
(β). With in and abl.: “nec in evolvenda antiquitate satis operae insumitur,Tac. Or. 29. —
B. To take to one's self, to take, assume: “interficiendi domini animum,Tac. A. 14, 44: “medium latus,Stat. Th. 2, 39: “dignas insumite mentes Coeptibus,id. ib. 12, 643.—
C. To use up, exhaust, weaken: “corpus,Cael. Aur. Tard. 2, 2, 60: “corporis virtutem,id. Acut. 2, 37, 213.
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