He verb devour It has its etymological origin in the Latin word devorāre. When linked to an animal, it refers to the act of ingest a dam . For example: "The lion soon devoured the zebra", “If you are easily impressed, I suggest you not continue watching this documentary: I think now the tiger is going to devour a small deer”, "Puppies are very fast and do not get easily devoured by their predators".
To animals that sometimes feed on Humans , they are usually described as men eaters . Lions, tigers, sharks and crocodiles are among the species that have the greatest attacks on people.
Of course, in these cases it usually happens that the human being takes the first step towards his own death when he invades the territory of the animal, either to document his life or, worse, to hunt it . From our point of view, animals that hunt people are "dangerous", but we should start thinking about the image that these bears, deer, lions and many others have that will end up embalmed and exposed as trophies.
The idea of devouring is also used when an individual eat hurriedly and eagerly : "I'm hungry! I'm going to eat about four or five sandwiches. ”, "When the little boy began to devour the cake with a great desire, I was surprised", “Do you have to devour food that way? Better not hurry and chew calmly ”.
In this context, it can be said that devouring food is one of the worst customs if we seek to lead a healthy and balanced life. The organism is not prepared to ingest foods compulsively; on the contrary, it is recommended to eat in small bites, chew them until they are soft enough or debris, depending on the product, and only then swallow them.
Another very useful tip for proper eating is to drink Water several times throughout the meal, and do not leave it for last. Water often helps us to swallow snacks easily, and this can prevent them from getting stuck in our throat.
Devour, on the other hand, may refer to devote attention or a lot weather to something, consuming it, using it, destroying it or conquering it, depending on the case: "I think I'm going to devour Stephen King's new novel tonight.", "If man continues to act in this way, he will devour the planet", “The young singer intends to devour the world”.
If you look at the first example, you can refer to people qualified as "devour books", a compound term that is not included in the official dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy although it is used very often in everyday speech. It's about someone with a special voracity by reading, which may or may not discriminate against the books you consume.
Depending on the point of view and the context in which this word is used, it may have a negative or neutral connotation, as we can see in the following examples: "I am a race devotee, so I can't imagine spending a whole week without reading something because I always have a pending book", "With that attitude of devotions you don't allow yourself assimilate what you read and that is no way to approach literature ".
The act of cross a distance At high speed it can also be mentioned as devouring: “When leaving the city, traffic decreased and we began to devour kilometers”, “The people of this region usually have 4 × 4 trucks to devour the desert dunes”, “This bike allows me to devour all kinds of roads effortlessly”.