Noun(1) a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
Adjective(1) tending to consume or use often wastefully(2) afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
(1) And if climate scientists are right, the cause of our problems is manic, consumptive , fossil-fuel driven human activity.(2) He puts his hand to his brow, in the manner of a tragic consumptive .(3) A dark gray complexion indicates prolonged stagnation of blood such as a consumptive disease with blood deficiency accompanied by menoplania or amenia.(4) All resources must be effectively utilized, load must be balanced evenly, and agents must avoid chaotic or overly consumptive behavior that can lead to ineffective applications and systems.(5) This image, in turn, stood in stark opposition to that of the deformed, graceless, debilitated scoliotic girl and to that of the languid, listless, and useless conspicuous consumptive .(6) Allowing the state to steal from the wealthy alters the full range of productive and consumptive activities - generally for the worse.(7) A fearless and ambitious entrepreneur named Nathan Cross moves with his consumptive wife and two sons to the little town of Defiance, Missouri in 1874.(8) It can also be used as an auxiliary treatment for consumptive disease, asthma and diabetes.(9) Woolsey, also consumptive , either miscarried or had to terminate each pregnancy for health reasons.(10) I'd like to try and make a connection between the consumptive , market-driven culture that we live in and the machine that has become the church.(11) However, each falls short of the type of provision necessary to allow the consumptive activity contemplated by the proposal.(12) His face, almost in profile, shows a high coloring that is close to feverish and no doubt reflects his consumptive state.(13) But happily that doesn't mean that it or the hotel is full of spluttering Keatsian consumptives nor that the spa is especially clinical in feel.(14) A dairy cow can drink 20 gallons of water in a day, but only half is used consumptively in milk production.(15) He sat behind a walnut desk and could treat every sickness you could name and plenty you couldn't; more impressively, he kept his consumptives alive each year.(16) It is the amount of water that is permanently extracted from the aquifer and consumptively used that is of significance.
1. lunger ::
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