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phthisic

[ tiz-ik, thiz- ]
/ ˈtɪz ɪk, ˈθɪz- /
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noun
a wasting disease of the lungs; phthisis.
a person with phthisis.
adjective
pertaining to phthisis; phthisical.
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Origin of phthisic

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English tisik(e), ptisik(e), from Old French tisique, thesique “consumptive,” from Medieval Latin ptisicus, tisicus, from Latin phthisicus “consumptive; a consumptive” (adejctive and noun), from Greek phthisikós “consumptive” (adjective); see origin at phthisis, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for phthisic

phthisic
/ (ˈθaɪsɪk, ˈfθaɪsɪk, ˈtaɪsɪk) obsolete /

adjective
relating to or affected with phthisis
noun
another name for asthma

Derived forms of phthisic

phthisical, adjective

Word Origin for phthisic

C14: from Old French tisike, from Latin phthisicus, from Greek phthisikos; see phthisis
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