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consuming

adjective
     
con‧sum‧ing [only before noun]
a consuming feeling is so strong that you think of little else:
a consuming hatred
consuming interest/passion (=a strong feeling of interest, or something you are extremely interested in)
During this period, politics became his consuming interest.

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