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.
He's been consumptive for a long time past,' said Mr.
Black-eyed gipsy girls, hooded in showy handkerchiefs, sallied forth to tell fortunes, and pale slender women with consumptive faces lingered upon the footsteps of ventriloquists and conjurors, and counted the sixpences with anxious eyes long before they were gained.
He will come in that day and He will ask: 'Where is the daughter who gave herself for her cross, consumptive step-mother and for the little children of another?
And that consumptive and excited face with the last flickering light of the candle-end playing upon it made a sickening impression.
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.
As their ends glowed fiery, charcoal-grey smoke roared through our bronchial tubes and its ferocity made us cough as fiercely as a pair of consumptives.