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devour

Verb

1 destroy completely; "Fire had devoured our home"
2 enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels"
3 eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" [syn: down, consume, go through]
4 eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches" [syn: guttle, raven, pig]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To eat fast, greedily, or hungrily; to eat by swallowing large bits of food with little or no chewing.

Synonyms

Translations

to eat greedily

Extensive Definition

Devour is a 2005 film which was directed by David Winkler. The story follows Jake Gray (Jensen Ackles), a young man who's been having bizarre visions of murder and self-mutilation, and his experience with an live roleplay-like online game called "The Pathway" (a similar roleplaying as seen in The Game).
Following the deaths of his friends Conrad (Teach Grant) and Dakota (Dominique Swain), who introduced him to the game, Jake soon learns that "The Pathway" is actually being run by a man named Aiden Kater (Martin Cummins) and his band of Devil-worshippers. They've been using it to look for a specific person, even as they manipulate others into killing. As their final acts, the victims of "The Pathway" commit suicide in various gruesome ways.
With help from Marisol (Shannyn Sossamon), a new friend who dabbles in the mystic occult, Jake learns from a man called Ivan Reisz (William Sadler) that his wife, Anne Kilton, and their unborn child were taken by Kater and sacrificed to the devil. Soon after, he tracks down Kater and learns that Anne was not in fact sacrificed to the devil, that she gave birth, and that her child was stolen by mortals, and raised as a human. He is that child, the person whom "The Pathway" was created to find, and Anne is really Satan herself.
Ultimately, Jake confronts his birth mother (who has killed his adoptive parents) in the very place where he was stolen from her. Following his rejection and attempted murder of her, Jake is shown a vision of the night he was born. He awakens covered with blood on the ground the next day, only to be arrested for the murder of his parents. The movie ends with Jake wondering if everything (including Pathway itself) really wasn't created by his imagination and if he had committed all those murders.

External links

devour in French: Le Jeu des damnés
devour in Finnish: Sielunsyöjä

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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