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adjective as in destructive

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The middle class became more conspicuously consumptive than ever before.

Watching it in public, on the other hand, exposes these films as just another method of molding of our consumptive urges.

The owner—the Consumptive, I call him, as his night work has damaged his lungs—grew very friendly one day, and confidential.

The Consumptive is, as I have said, a man of great resource; but he has for once been within a hair's breadth of disaster.

The consumptive bends over his work, fearfully eyeing the keeper's measuring stick.

Hippocrates pointed out as one of the symptoms of consumption the spes phthisical or consumptive hope.

It was made up of a consumptive wife, a young husband and one or two children.


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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to consumptive, such as: devastating, harmful, immoderate, and wasteful.

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