What does the word consumptive mean?

Usage examples for consumptive

  1. He was a consumptive and afflicted with other ills. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  2. Will you carry off the money and leave the poor women- folk alone, or will you lay your hands on the down- trodden, lame, halt, consumptive beggar- women, whom you will find here, and not see a farthing? – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  3. I spoke of my pulmonary condition, because I am aware people are in the habit of calling me consumptive. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
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