Watching it in public, on the other hand, exposes these films as just another method of molding of our consumptive urges.
early 15c., "wasteful," also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from Latin consumpt-, stem of consumere (see consume) + -ive. As a noun, attested from late 14c.
consumptive con·sump·tive (kən-sŭmp'tĭv)adj. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.