consumptive

[ kuh n-suhmp-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF consumptive

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Farther on, too, there was a girl so thin and pale that she must surely be a consumptive.

You assure me at all events that this young person is not consumptive?

A deaf person had heard, a mute had spoken, a consumptive had revived!

His mother was consumptive, and they're afraid he takes after her.

Those who can relish sour buttermilk, will find it still more light, and it is reckoned very beneficial in consumptive cases.

That beautiful young man looks like a consumptive in his last stage.

Why should a consumptive hold a cloth before his face when coughing?

I think we care too highly for the cancerous and the consumptive.

But the Tom Jones is there in all of us who are not anæmic or consumptive.

Another lad, a consumptive was sentenced the same day for two years.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "wasteful," also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from Latin consumpt-, stem of consumere (see consume) + -ive. As a noun, attested from late 14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSUMPTIVE

cadaverous

adjectivepale, corpselike
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