- Older Use. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
Origin of consumptive
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Contemporary Examples of consumptive
Watching it in public, on the other hand, exposes these films as just another method of molding of our consumptive urges.The New Fashion Porn
December 18, 2008
Historical Examples of consumptive
You assure me at all events that this young person is not consumptive?
Farther on, too, there was a girl so thin and pale that she must surely be a consumptive.
A deaf person had heard, a mute had spoken, a consumptive had revived!
His mother was consumptive, and they're afraid he takes after her.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
Those who can relish sour buttermilk, will find it still more light, and it is reckoned very beneficial in consumptive cases.
- causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
- pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
- pathol a person who suffers from consumption
Word Origin and History for consumptive
- Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.