Phthisic



[tiz-ik, thiz-] /ˈtɪz ɪk, ˈθɪz-/ Pathology

noun
1.
a wasting disease of the lungs; phthisis.
2.
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3.
a person who suffers from phthisis.
adjective
4.
pertaining to phthisis; .
/ˈθaɪsɪk; ˈfθaɪsɪk; ˈtaɪsɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or affected with phthisis
noun
2.
another name for asthma
adj.

late 14c., tysyk “of or pertaining to a wasting disease,” from Old French tisike, phtisique “consumptive” (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *phthisicus, from Greek phthisikos “consumptive,” from phthisis “wasting, consumption” (see phthisis). Earlier in English as a noun meaning “wasting disease of the lungs” (mid-14c.). Related: Phthisical.

The old pronunciation dropped the ph-, but this will probably recover its sound now that everyone can read.

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