What does the word phthisis mean?

Usage examples for phthisis

  1. His mother died in his ninth year, after a second marriage, a victim to phthisis. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  2. Then someone, we don't know who, made him go to a specialist, and the verdict is- phthisis; not very advanced, but certain and definite. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. She died of phthisis in 1875. It is to her varied automatic powers as illustrating our subject that I would call attention. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason