What does consumptive mean?

Definitions for consumptivekənˈsʌmp tɪv

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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"


  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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. consomptif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consumptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consumptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for consumptive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • туберкулозен, изтощителенBulgarian
  • kulutus, tuberkuloottinen, tuberkuloosipotilas, kuluttavaFinnish
  • तपेदिक़-संबंधीHindi
  • руйнівний, сухотний, виснажливийUkrainian

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