Etymology
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consumptive (adj.)

early 15c., "wasteful, destructive," also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from Latin consumpt-, stem of consumere (see consume) + -ive. As a noun, attested from late 14c., "medicine that reduces or eliminates" (morbid humors or tissues); from 1660s as "one who suffers from consumption."

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Definitions of consumptive
1
consumptive (adj.)
tending to consume or use often wastefully;
duties consumptive of time and energy
consumptive fires
water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses
consumptive (adj.)
afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis;
a consumptive cough
a consumptive patient
2
consumptive (n.)
a person with pulmonary tuberculosis;
Synonyms: lunger / tubercular
From wordnet.princeton.edu