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ab-sūmō sūmpsī, sūmptus, ere,

to take away, diminish, use up, consume, exhaust: satietatem amoris, T.: absumet heres Caecuba, H.: mensas mālis, V.: mālis membra, to tear to pieces, V.: lacrimis absumitur omnis, wastes away, O.: rebus paternis absumptis, H.—Often of time, to spend, consume: omne id tempus consultando, L.: tempora cum blandis verbis, i. e. time and smooth words, O.: inter has cogitationes biduo absumpto, Cu.— To destroy, ruin, consume, kill: cum ille et curā et sumptu absumitur, T.: animam leto, V.: ungula in quinos absumitur unguīs, is lost in, O.—Of persons, to kill, destroy: multi ferro ignique absumpti sunt, L.: qui gurgitibus absumpti sunt, L.

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