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Adjective: consumptive  kun'súm(p)-tiv
  1. Tending to consume or use often wastefully
    "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"
  2. Afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
    "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"
Noun: consumptive  kun'súm(p)-tiv
  1. A person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    - lunger, tubercular

Derived forms: consumptives

See also: exploitative, exploitatory, exploitive, ill, sick

Type of: diseased person, sick person, sufferer

Antonym: generative

Encyclopedia: Consumptive