Con*sump"tive (?), a. [Cf. F. consomptif.]


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.


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Con*sump"tive, n.

One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.


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