consumptive

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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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There is, doubtless, over and above the physical consumptive tendency, an instinctive turn of sentiment in this touching confession.
Do you know that if I were not consumptive, I would kill myself?
two inches of sallow, sorrowful, consumptive tallow candle, that
Among his other disabilities, he was a consumptive, and I knew that if he attempted to bail, it might bring on a hemorrhage.
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.
Even so, a large proportion of the era's theatrical consumptives were male.
The German playwright Friedrich Schiller and poet Novalis; the Polish composer Frederic Chopin; and the English poet John Keats rank among the best-known male consumptives of pre-Romantic and Romantic Europe.
The latest in the line of consumptive poets treated here is David Gray, who was, like his fellow consumptives Kirke White, Michael Bruce, Robert Pollok, and Keats, insecure in his social status, and was so aware of the tradition to which he belonged that he wrote a sonnet demanding that he be granted a place alongside 'the tear-worthy four, consumption killed In youthful prime' (p.
We wiped out those killer diseases like diphtheria and scarlet fever and especially TB, which we think of now as an echo of Dickensian times, when tiny consumptives expired on every other page, of a time when Cardiff's rank little alleyways and courts were home to hundreds, tinder boxes to spark lethal outbreaks.
Cold winds ('sharp' air) were also thought to cause consumption by damaging the lungs as opposed to the balmy and healing warm air of the Mediterranean where consumptives were sent to recover.
7] Time wastes too fast for Sterne: his visibly 'wasting' and consumptive frame literally embodies this notion.
Often superintendents, nurses and doctors were former consumptives.