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Definitions of consumptive

  1. Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Affected with, or inclined to, consumption. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One afflicted with pulmonary tuberculosis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Inclined to consumption. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A person affected by phthisis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Consumptiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. CONSUMPTIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Pertaining to, inclined to, or afflicted with, pulmonary tuberculosis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Having the quality of wasting away: inclined to the disease consumption. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Tending to, causing, or affected with consumption. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Destructive; wasting; disposed to or affected with consumption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Wasting; exhausting; affected with disease of the lungs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for consumptive

  1. Mr. Winslow had, it appeared, lost his only son as a schoolboy, and his daughters, like their mother, had been consumptive – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. We know how profoundly Lord Byron was affected by the letter of a consumptive girl, written simply and soberly, signed with initials only, seeking no notice and giving no address; but saying in a few candid words that the writer wished before she died to thank the poet for the rapture his poems had given her. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
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