Producer vs Consume - What's the difference?

producer | consume |

As verbs the difference between producer and consume

is that producer is while consume is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (economics) An individual or organization that creates goods and services.
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  • One who produces an artistic production like a CD, a theater production, a film, a TV program and so on.
  • (biology) An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple molecules and an external source of energy.
  • (UK, slang) An arrest for speeding after which the driver is allowed seven days in which to produce his/her driving licence and related documents at a police station.
  • (archaic) A furnace for producing combustible gas for fuel.
  • Derived terms

    * executive producer * primary producer


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  • To use.
  • The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.
  • To eat.
  • Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.
  • To completely occupy the thoughts or attention of.
  • Desire consumed him.
  • To destroy completely.
  • The building was consumed by fire.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If he were putting to my house the brand / That shall consume it.
  • * Bible, Matthew vi. 20
  • Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume .
  • (obsolete) To waste away slowly.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Therefore, let Benedick, like cover'd fire, / Consume away in sighs.
  • * 1899 , Kate Chopin, The Awakening :
  • He assured her the child was consuming at that moment in the next room.


    * (use) burn (of energy ), use, use up * (eat) devour, eat, swallow * (occupy) occupy, overcome, take over * (destroy) annihilate, destroy, devastate, eliminate, obliterate, raze (of a building ), wipe out

    Derived terms

    * consumer