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English adjective: consumptive

1. consumptive tending to consume or use often wastefully

SamplesWater suitable for beneficial consumptive uses.
Duties consumptive of time and energy.
Consumptive fires.

Similarexploitative, exploitatory, exploitive

Antonymsgenerative, productive

2. consumptive afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

SamplesA consumptive patient.
A consumptive cough.

Similarill, sick


English noun: consumptive

1. consumptive (person) a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

Synonymslunger, tubercular

Broader (hypernym)diseased person, sick person, sufferer

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