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Definition 1: a person with pulmonary tuberculosis - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for consumptive in the sense of this definition

(consumptive is a kind of ...) a person suffering from an illness

Definition 2: tending to consume or use often wastefully - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where consumptive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses
  • duties consumptive of time and energy
  • consumptive fires

(consumptive is similar to ...) tending to exploit or make use of

Definition 3: afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where consumptive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a consumptive patient
  • a consumptive cough

(consumptive is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

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