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consumptive
Definition:
Pertaining to, inclined to, or afflicted with, pulmonary tuberculosis.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
consumptive.
cadaverous
bag of bones, ghostly, skin and bones, skeletonlike, exsanguinous, peaky.
destructive
wasteful, Lethiferous, ruinous, devastating, immoderate, feller, Wrackful, harmful, venomous, Extirpative, Wreckful, Eradicative.
harmful
risky, mischievous, Harassing, murderous, malefic.
tubercular
tuberculous, Phthisic, tuberculate, Phthisical.
noun
consumptive
lunger, exploitative, ill, sick, exploitatory, exploitive.
person
consumptive, tubercular, lunger.
sick person
invalid.
Examples of usage:
  1. He was waiting for his consumptive wife to die to marry me." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. " I don't put this on you, mind; I can tell a consumptive with half an eye. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. Jeffreys went to the bed where the little consumptive girl lay in a restless sleep, breathing heavily. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  4. A very ignorant young fellow, who had plagued us all for nine or ten months, died at last consumptive. – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  5. Now, though his new wife had even before marriage shown consumptive symptoms, her constitution had so much strengthened that it seemed possible to inhabit the family house. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
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