Saturday, 26 January 2013

Entry: consumptive (n. and adj.)


In context:  "It was hard to pinpoint anything wrong or consumptive."

Definition: Characteristic, symptomatic, or suggestive of the disease consumption; associated with or accompanying consumption. Now chiefly hist.


Other: but also:

A medicinal agent used to reduce or eliminate morbid humours or diseased tissue.


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Page: 639

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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