[kuh n-suhmp-tiv] /kənˈsʌmp tɪv/
tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
pertaining to consumption by use.
Older Use. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
(pathol) relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
(pathol) a person who suffers from consumption
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)
Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
[kon-takt] /ˈkɒn tækt/ noun 1. the act or state of touching; a touching or meeting, as of two things or people. 2. immediate proximity or association. 3. an acquaintance, colleague, or relative through whom a person can gain access to information, favors, influential people, and the like. 4. Electricity. a junction of electric conductors, usually […]
[kuh n-tey-juh s] /kənˈteɪ dʒəs/ adjective 1. capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object: contagious diseases. 2. carrying or spreading a contagious disease. 3. tending to spread from person to person: contagious laughter. /kənˈteɪdʒəs/ adjective 1. (of a disease) capable of being passed on by direct contact with a […]
[kuh n-tey-nuh-rahyz] /kənˈteɪ nəˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), containerized, containerizing. 1. to package (freight) in uniform, sealed for shipment. 2. to perform (a materials-handling operation) with the help of . 3. to make suitable for a containerization system. verb (used without object), containerized, containerizing. 4. to adopt containerization. /kənˈteɪnəˌraɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to convey (cargo) […]
[kuh n-tam-uh-ney-shuh n] /kənˌtæm əˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of contaminating, or of making something impure or unsuitable by contact with something unclean, bad, etc. 2. the act of contaminating, or of rendering something harmful or unusable by the addition of radioactive material: the contamination of food following a nuclear attack. 3. the state […]