Definitions for consumptivekənˈsʌmp tɪv
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word consumptive
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
disposed to or affected with consumption.
(n.)Older Use. a person suffering from tuberculosis.
Category: Pathology, Status (usage)
Origin of consumptive:
1375–1425; ME < ML
consumptive, lunger, tubercular(adj)
a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
tending to consume or use often wastefully
"water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"
afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
"a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"
A person suffering of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Having a tendency to consume.
Of, or relating to consumption.
Relating to pulmonary tuberculosis.
of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting
affected with, or inclined to, consumption
one affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives
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