Consumptive



[kuh n-suhmp-tiv] /kənˈsʌmp tɪv/

adjective
1.
tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
2.
pertaining to consumption by use.
3.
Pathology.

noun
4.
Older Use. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
/kənˈsʌmptɪv/
adjective
1.
causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
2.
(pathol) relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
noun
3.
(pathol) a person who suffers from consumption
adj.

early 15c., “wasteful,” also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from Latin consumpt-, stem of consumere (see consume) + -ive. As a noun, attested from late 14c.

consumptive con·sump·tive (kən-sŭmp’tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.

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