consumptive

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kənˈsʌmptɪv/
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AdjectiveEdit

consumptive (comparative more consumptive, superlative most 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

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NounEdit

consumptive (plural consumptives)

  1. A person suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.

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