Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Having a tendency to consume; dissipating; destructive; wasteful.
- a long consumptive war
- Of, or relating to consumption.
- (pathology) Relating to pulmonary tuberculosis.
- consumptive cough
- The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.
having a tendency to consume
relating to pulmonary tuberculosis
consumptive (plural consumptives)
- A person suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.