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Noun eating has 1 sense
  1. eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
    --1 is a kind of consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    --1 has parts: chew, chewing, mastication, manduction
    --1 has particulars:
     bite, chomp; browse, browsing; coprophagy, coprophagia; dining; engorgement; feasting, banqueting; geophagy, geophagia, pica; graze, grazing; lunching; repletion, surfeit; supping; tasting, savoring, savouring, relishing, degustation; necrophagia, necrophagy; omophagia; scatophagy
    Derived forms: verb eat3, verb eat2, verb eat1
Verb eat has 6 senses
  1. eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
    --1 is a kind of
    eat; consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun eater1, noun eater2, noun eating1
    Sample sentence:
    They eat more bread
  2. eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
    --2 is one way to
    consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun eater1, noun eating1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue eat
  3. feed, eat - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
    --3 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived form: noun eating1
    Sample sentence:
    The animals eat
  4. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
    --4 is one way to spend, expend, drop
    Sample sentence:
    They eat more bread
  5. eat, eat on - worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?"
    --5 is one way to worry, vex
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will eat him
  6. corrode, eat, rust - cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
    --6 is one way to damage
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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