consumptive definition

  • adjective:
    • Consuming or tending to digest.
    • Of, regarding, or afflicted with consumption.
    • Having a tendency to eat.
    • Of, or regarding consumption.
    • regarding pulmonary tuberculosis.
    • Of or related to consumption; obtaining the top-notch consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.
    • Affected with, or inclined to, usage.
    • afflicted with or involving pulmonary tuberculosis
    • maintaining digest or make use of usually wastefully
  • noun:
    • people suffering from consumption.
    • an individual suffering of pulmonary tuberculosis.
    • One impacted with consumption.
    • One who is suffering from consumption, or phthisis.
    • people with pulmonary tuberculosis
  • others:
    • Destructive; wasting; tiring; obtaining the top-notch eating or dissipating.
    • In medication, regarding or of this nature of consumption, or phthisis pulmonaris.
    • Affected with a consuming infection; especially, having or predisposed to consumption: as, a consumptive individual; a consumptive constitution.
    • Relating to or made for usage or destruction; especially, in recent use, pertaining to or designed for usage by usage: since, a consumptive interest in hops.
    • Indicating the presence of consumption: as, a consumptive coughing.

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