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Meaning of consumptive

con•sump•tive

Pronunciation: (kun-sump'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
  2. pertaining to consumption by use.
    1. pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
    2. disposed to or affected with consumption.
—n.
  1. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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