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consumptive

1. Pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
2. Pathol a person who suffers from consumption
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India also is not entitled to use principle of 'existing prior consumptive use' on this river too as Article 9 allows Nepal to withdraw water 'as may be required by them from time to time in the valley.
14) It also prohibits water management districts from reducing consumptive use permit allocations due to successful water conservation efforts during the term of the permit, which removes a longstanding "use it or lose it" disincentive for permittees, and it further allows water management districts to offer permit extensions as an incentive for extraordinary water conservation efforts.
Because current law mistreats childcare expenses as consumptive personal costs, Part IV urges lawmakers to reform the tax laws by properly treating working childcare expenses like other nonconsumptive costs of earning income.
consumptive effects), or indirectly through non-consumptive effects such as "fear", where predators alter prey time budgets and foraging activity leading to reduced time spent foraging and reduced plant tissue eaten (Danner & Joern 2003b, Schmitz et al.
A diagnosis of consumptive hypothyroidism associated with hepatic hemangioendothelioma (HHE) was considered the most probable explanation of abnormal thyroid function in this baby.
The consumptive attitude of the family plays a prominent role in fixing the budget.
Realize that the vegetative phase is all about energy production and storage, and the reproductive stage is energy consumptive.
She is married off to her consumptive cousin Camille (Tom Felton) and is introduced to his best mate, the smouldering and artistic Laurent (Oscar Isaac).
The gallant invalid of the nineteenth-century stage was a consumptive young man, hopelessly in love with a woman he could not possess and forced to steel his ailing body for a battle against forces that threatened his sense of honour and virtue.
The powerful and emotional La Boheme is the tragic tale of hopeless romance between the doomed, consumptive Mimi and penniless writer Rodolfo.
Peshawar -- Tribal Areas Electricity Supply Company (TESCO) has asked the FATA consumers to avoid use of Electric Heaters, Tandoors, Geysers and other high consumptive electric appliances during current winter season.