Definitions for consumptivekənˈsʌmp tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sump•tivekənˈsʌmp tɪv(adj.)

  1. tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.

  2. pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.

  3. disposed to or affected with consumption.

    Category: Pathology

  4. (n.)Older Use. a person suffering from tuberculosis.

    Category: Pathology, Status (usage)

Origin of consumptive:

1375–1425; ME < ML

con•sump′tive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumptive, lunger, tubercular(adj)

    a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

  2. consumptive(adj)

    tending to consume or use often wastefully

    "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"

  3. consumptive(adj)

    afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

    "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"

Wiktionary

  1. consumptive(Noun)

    A person suffering of pulmonary tuberculosis.

  2. consumptive(Adjective)

    Having a tendency to consume.

  3. consumptive(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to consumption.

  4. consumptive(Adjective)

    Relating to pulmonary tuberculosis.

    consumptive cough

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consumptive(adj)

    of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting

  2. Consumptive(adj)

    affected with, or inclined to, consumption

  3. Consumptive(noun)

    one affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives

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