phthisick

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

phthisick

  1. Obsolete form of phthisic.

NounEdit

phthisick (plural phthisicks)

  1. Obsolete form of phthisic.
    • 1661, [John Evelyn] J. E. Esq, Fumifugium; Or, the Inconvenience of the Aer and Smoake of London Dissipated. Together With some Remedies humbly proposed p. 18.:
      ...her Inhabitants breathe nothing but an impure and thick Mist, accompanied with a fuliginous and filthy vapour, which renders them obnoxious to a thousand inconveniences, corrupting the Lungs, and disordering the entire habit of their Bodies; so that Catharrs, Phthisicks, Coughs and Consumptions, rage more in this one City, than in the whole Earth besides.