Definition of consumptive:
sick, asthmatic, exploitative, diabetic, the critical list, bed-blocker, lunger, anorexic, tuberculate, exploitatory, agoraphobe, case, health, ill, depressive, tuberculous, exploitive, tubercular, amnesiac.
It would be false kindness to conceal from you that I have heard Madame Dalibard say that her mother was, when about her age, threatened with consumptive symptoms; but she lived many years afterwards.- "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "London's Underworld", Thomas Holmes.
- "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.