consumptive

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con·sump·tive / kənˈsəm(p)tiv/ • adj. 1. dated affected with a wasting disease, esp. pulmonary tuberculosis. 2. chiefly derog. of or relating to the using up of resources. • n. dated a person with a wasting disease, esp. pulmonary tuberculosis. DERIVATIVES: con·sump·tive·ly adv.