consumptive

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈsʌmptɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈsʌmptɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən sumptiv)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sump•tive /kənˈsʌmptɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. suffering from or affected with consumption.

n. [countable]
  1. Pathology, Slang TermsOlder Use. a person suffering from tuberculosis.
See -sum-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sump•tive  (kən sumptiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. tending to consume;
    destructive;
    wasteful.
  2. pertaining to consumption by use.
  3. Pathology
    • pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
    • disposed to or affected with consumption.

n. 
  1. Pathology, Slang Terms[Older Use.]a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
con•sumptive•ly, adv. 
con•sumptive•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin consūmptīvus wasteful, destructive; see consumption, -ive
  • Middle English: eliminating morbid humors 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
consumptive /kənˈsʌmptɪv/ adj
  1. causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
  2. relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
n
  1. a person who suffers from consumption

conˈsumptively adv conˈsumptiveness n
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