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Meaning of CONSUMPTIVE

Pronunciation:  kun'sumptiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
  2. [adj]  tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"
  3. [adj]  afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"
 

CONSUMPTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: exploitative, exploitatory, exploitive, ill, lunger, sick
 
 Antonyms: generative, productive
 
 See Also: diseased person, sick person, sufferer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*sump"tive\, a. [Cf. F. consomptif.]
    1. Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of
       consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.
    
             It [prayer] is not consumptive or our time. --Sharp.
    
             A long consumptive war.               --Addison.
    
    2. (Med.) Affected with, or inclined to, consumption.
    
             The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Con*sump"tive\, n.
    One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.
    
    
 
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