Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Tending to, causing, or affected with consumption.

Part of speech: noun

A person affected by phthisis.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "consumptive":

  1. He was a consumptive and afflicted with other ills. - "Korea's Fight for Freedom", 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", 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", Charles James Lever.