consumptive


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con·sump·tive

 (kən-sŭmp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Consuming or tending to consume.
2. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
n.
A person afflicted with consumption.

con·sump′tive·ly adv.

consumptive

(kənˈsʌmptɪv)
adj
1. causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
2. (Pathology) pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
n
(Pathology) pathol a person who suffers from consumption
conˈsumptively adv
conˈsumptiveness, consumptivity n

con•sump•tive

(kənˈsʌmp tɪv)

adj.
1. tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
3. disposed to or affected with consumption.
n.
4. Older Use. a person suffering from tuberculosis.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
con•sump′tive•ly, adv.
con•sump′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consumptive - a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.consumptive - tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"
generative, productive - having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces"
2.consumptive - afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

consumptive

adjective
Relating to or afflicted with tuberculosis.No longer in scientific use:
phthisic (no longer in scientific use), phthisical (no longer in scientific use), tubercular, tuberculate, tuberculous.
Translations
kuluttavakulutustuberkuloosipotilastuberkuloottinen

consumptive

[kənˈsʌmptɪv] (Med)
A. ADJtísico
B. Ntísico/a m/f

consumptive

[kənˈsʌmptɪv] adj (= tubercular) [person] → tuberculeux/euse

consumptive

(old)
nSchwindsüchtige(r) mf

consumptive

[kənˈsʌmptɪv] adj & n (old) → tisico/a
References in classic literature ?
I objected that this would require too lingering a death; it was a good speech for a consumptive, but not suited to the exigencies of the field of honor.
The absence of furniture, the extreme meanness of the meal, and the haggard, bright-eyed, consumptive look of the culprit, unmanned our hero; but he clung to his stick, and was stout and warlike.
He had himself a daughter about her age, but whose life was one continued source of anxiety and fear to him from her mother having been consumptive.
She may never marry; scanty as are her resources, obscure as are her connections, uncertain as is her health (for I think her consumptive, her mother died of that complaint), it is more than probable she never will.
The family were not consumptive, and she was more inclined to hope than fear for her cousin, except when she thought of Miss Crawford; but Miss Crawford gave her the idea of being the child of good luck, and to her selfishness and vanity it would be good luck to have Edmund the only son.
A big four-by-five blackboard hung in the cabin, and Harvey never understood the need of it till, after some blinding thick days, they heard the unmelodious tooting of a foot-power fog-horn - a machine whose note is as that of a consumptive elephant.
His reason for attempting this special line of business was that he had struck up an acquaintance with a consumptive tutor upon the voyage home, and that he had used this man's ability to make the undertaking a success.
However, they formed themselves into line, all assisting, owing to the importance of the search; the dairyman at the upper end with Mr Clare, who had volunteered to help; then Tess, Marian, Izz Huett, and Retty; then Bill Lewell, Jonathan, and the married dairywomen--Beck Knibbs, with her wooly black hair and rolling eyes; and flaxen Frances, consumptive from the winter damps of the water-meads--who lived in their respective cottages.
But the days still passed slowly notwithstanding, and I was heartily glad when the last one came and I was being whirled away from gouty, consumptive Buxton to London with its stern work and life.
The village is built on some consumptive little water-course, and about it is a little fresh-looking vegetation.
Visitors said they had never noticed before how strong the air was, and weak-chested and consumptive people used to throng there for years afterwards.
With all its gifts and opportunities it was a melancholy life-- melancholy with something not altogether explained by the somewhat pessimistic philosophy exposed in the Journal, nor by the consumptive tendency of Amiel's physical constitution, causing him from a very early date to be much preoccupied with the effort to reconcile himself with the prospect of death, and reinforcing the far from sanguine temperament of one intellectually also a poitrinaire.