[ kuh n-suhmp-tiv ]
/ kənˈsʌmp tɪv /
Older Use. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
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Origin of consumptive
OTHER WORDS FROM consumptive
con·sump·tive·ly, adverbcon·sump·tive·ness, nounnon·con·sump·tive, adjectivenon·con·sump·tive·ly, adverb
non·con·sump·tive·ness, nounun·con·sump·tive, adjectiveun·con·sump·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby consumptive
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British Dictionary definitions for non-consumptive
/ (kənˈsʌmptɪv) /
causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
pathol a person who suffers from consumption
Derived forms of consumptiveconsumptively, adverbconsumptiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for non-consumptive
[ kən-sŭmp′tĭv ]
Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
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