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adjective as in tubercular


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It grows in marshy places; and is cultivated in China, the fruit having a supposed value as a diuretic and anti-phthisic.

She put it on her knee, and played a tune that would have made gout, cholic and phthisic dance upon their last legs.

Then Dilsie could sleep in the cabin, as she ought to on account of the jimsonweed in her phthisic pipe.

They call it phthisic only because thats the very hardest word in the book to spell.

The genuine phthisic, or pulmonary consumption of New-England, is rarely met.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to phthisic, such as: consumptive, phthisical, tuberculate, and tuberculous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.