Consumptive definition

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Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
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A person afflicted with consumption.
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Consuming or tending to consume in a wasteful or destructive way.
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(old-fashioned) Of, having, or relating to tuberculosis of the lungs.
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(old-fashioned) A person who has tuberculosis of the lungs.
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Consuming or tending to consume.
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Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
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A person afflicted with consumption.
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Having a tendency to consume; dissipating; destructive; wasteful.
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Of, or relating to consumption.
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(pathology) Relating to pulmonary tuberculosis.

Consumptive cough.

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A person suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.
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Consuming or tending to consume.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consumptive
Plural:
consumptives