consumptive

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consumptive (comparative more consumptive, superlative most consumptive)

  1. Having a tendency to consume; dissipating; destructive; wasteful.
    • Addison
      a long consumptive war
  2. Of, or relating to consumption.
  3. (pathology) Relating to pulmonary tuberculosis.
    consumptive cough
    • Dryden
      The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.

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Noun[edit]

consumptive (plural consumptives)

  1. A person suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.

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