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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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If we can accept the notion that we are not put on this planet to have the easiest, most comfortable and consumptively pleasurable time possible, but that we each have a very small but necessary role to play, in concert with all other living matter, in the evolution of the universe, then we face a very real question.
The Agency's water sources include State Water Project (SWP) purchases, natural surface water flows, return flow from pumped groundwater not consumptively used and wastewater imports.
One of the fundamental principles involved in determining the amount of water available for transfer is the amount that has been consumptively used in the past.