consumptive
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kənˈsʌmptɪv/
Adjective

consumptive

  1. Having a tendency to consume; dissipating; destructive; wasteful.
    • 1708, Joseph Addison, The Present State of the War, and the Necessity of an Augmentation
      a long consumptive war
  2. Of, or relating to consumption.
  3. (pathology) Relating to pulmonary tuberculosis.
    consumptive cough
    • The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.
Translations Translations Noun

consumptive (plural consumptives)

  1. A person suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.
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