consumptive

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Synonyms for consumptive

relating to or afflicted with tuberculosis

Synonyms for consumptive

a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

tending to consume or use often wastefully

afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

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The village is built on some consumptive little water-course, and about it is a little fresh-looking vegetation.
Visitors said they had never noticed before how strong the air was, and weak-chested and consumptive people used to throng there for years afterwards.
With all its gifts and opportunities it was a melancholy life-- melancholy with something not altogether explained by the somewhat pessimistic philosophy exposed in the Journal, nor by the consumptive tendency of Amiel's physical constitution, causing him from a very early date to be much preoccupied with the effort to reconcile himself with the prospect of death, and reinforcing the far from sanguine temperament of one intellectually also a poitrinaire.
Mark Wood was the consumptive labourer whom I mentioned before.
When a consumptive colonial was sent to take his place, he beat him up with his fists and sent him off a wreck in the schooner that brought him.
Among his other disabilities, he was a consumptive, and I knew that if he attempted to bail, it might bring on a hemorrhage.
What I see is the Cafe Venus, on the plaza of Santiago, where one hot night I drank and talked with a dying consumptive.
I heard a Carlisle woman behind me whisper that Cecily King looked consumptive, just like her Aunt Felicity; and I hated her fiercely for it.
But how could you, Leith," I cried, the picture of the consumptive lad strong before me, "how could you treat him so barbarously?
There are the spiritually consumptive ones: hardly are they born when they begin to die, and long for doctrines of lassitude and renunciation.
She knew he was consumptive, his cheeks were so red and he was so uncommon thin in the waist.
He looked into his sickly, consumptive face, and he was more and more sorry for him, and he could not force himself to listen to what his brother was telling him about the association.