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phthisical

[ tiz-i-kuhl, thiz- ]
/ ˈtɪz ɪ kəl, ˈθɪz- /
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adjective
pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected by phthisis.
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Also phthis·ick·y [tiz-i-kee, thiz-] /ˈtɪz ɪ ki, ˈθɪz-/ .

Origin of phthisical

First recorded in 1605–15; phthisic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM phthisical

pre·phthis·i·cal, adjective
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