- consumptive [kən sump′tiv]adj.[ME consumpt < L consumptus (see CONSUMPTION) + -IVE]1. consuming or tending to consume; destructive or wasteful2. of, having, or relating to tuberculosis of the lungsn.a person who has tuberculosis of the lungsconsumptivelyadv.
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Consumptive — Con*sump tive, a. [Cf. F. consomptif.] 1. Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting. [1913 Webster] It [prayer] is not consumptive or our time. Sharp. [1913 Webster] A long consumptive… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Consumptive — Con*sump tive, n. One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
consumptive — index fatal, harmful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
consumptive — early 15c. (adj.), wasteful, also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from L. consumpt , stem of consumere (see CONSUME (Cf. consume)) + IVE (Cf. ive). As a noun, attested from late 14c … Etymology dictionary
consumptive — Relating to, or suffering from, consumption. * * * con·sump·tive səm(p) tiv adj of, relating to, or affected with consumption <a consumptive cough> <a consumptive child> con·sump·tive·ly adv consumptive n an individual affected with… … Medical dictionary
consumptive — [[t]kənsʌ̱mptɪv[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A consumptive person suffers from tuberculosis. [OLD FASHIONED] He took her on tour of Europe, but the travel only hastened her consumptive decline and death … English dictionary
consumptive — 1. adjective a) Having a tendency to consume. consumptive cough b) Of, or relating to consumption. 2. noun A person suffering of pulmonary tuberculosis … Wiktionary
consumptive — con|sump|tive [kənˈsʌmptıv] n old fashioned someone with ↑tuberculosis >consumptive adj … Dictionary of contemporary English
consumptive — adjective a word used in the past to describe someone who had the lung disease tuberculosis consumptive noun (C) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
consumptive — consumption ► NOUN 1) the action or process of consuming. 2) an amount consumed. 3) dated a wasting disease, especially tuberculosis. DERIVATIVES consumptive adjective & noun (dated ) … English terms dictionary