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-vorō āvī, ātus, āre,

to swallow, gulp down, devour, consume: id quod devoratur: Pro epulis auras, O.—To swallow up, ingulf, absorb: devorer telluris hiatu, O.: vel me Charybdis devoret, O.— To seize greedily, swallow eagerly, devour: spe praedam: spe devoratum lucrum.—To repress, suppress, check: lacrimas, O.—To consume, waste: pecuniam: beneficia Caesaris.—Fig., to swallow, bear patiently, endure: hominum ineptias: molestiam.—To accept eagerly, enjoy: illos libros: verbum (voluptatis): eius oratio a multitudine devorabatur.

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