1. consumptive, lunger, tubercular, sick person, diseased person, sufferer

usage: a person with pulmonary tuberculosis


1. consumptive (vs. generative), exploitative, exploitatory, exploitive

usage: tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive of time and energy"; "consumptive fires"

2. consumptive, ill (vs. well), sick

usage: afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"

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