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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


Antonymswell


English noun: consumptive

1. consumptive (person) a person with pulmonary tuberculosis


Synonymslunger, tubercular


Broader (hypernym)diseased person, sick person, sufferer









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