Derived from Greek "chronos" (time) + Latin "vore" (eating). Any of a variety of time-consuming and potentially addictive toys, games or activities. Especially apt for computer games and web surfing.
"I was going to go to bed at 10, but World of Warcraft is such a chronovore, I was up until 3 a.m."
a monster of some sort that turns up in a million sci-fi b-movies.
cheap sci-fi b-movies with dialogue such as:
'my god it's a chronovore' or
'run! its a chronovore' or even
'aargh! the chronovore has got me, save yourselves!'