phthisic (plural phthisics)

  1. (pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis.
  2. (pathology, formerly) Any wasting disease.
  3. A person suffering from phthisis.
  4. Any wasting or shrinking of another body part such as, for example, the eye (phthisis bulbi).

phthisic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular.

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