Consumptive

Definition of Consumptive

Con`sump´tive
a.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.
n.1.One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.

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