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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consumptive  \Con*sump"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  consomptif.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  consumption;  having  the  quality  of 
  consuming,  or  dissipating;  destructive;  wasting. 
 
  It  [prayer]  is  not  consumptive  or  our  time.  --Sharp. 
 
  A  long  consumptive  war.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  Affected  with  or  inclined  to  consumption. 
 
  The  lean,  consumptive  wench,  with  coughs  decayed. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consumptive  \Con*sump"tive\,  n. 
  One  affected  with  consumption;  as  a  resort  for  consumptives. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consumptive 
  adj  1:  tending  to  consume  or  use  often  wastefully;  "water  suitable 
  for  beneficial  consumptive  uses";  "duties  consumptive 
  of  time  and  energy";  "consumptive  fires"  [ant:  {generative}] 
  2:  afflicted  with  or  or  associated  with  pulmonary  tuberculosis; 
  "a  consumptive  patient";  "a  consumptive  cough" 
  n  :  a  person  with  pulmonary  tuberculosis  [syn:  {lunger}] 




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