consumptiveness

consumptive

[kuhn-suhmp-tiv]
adjective
1.
tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
2.
pertaining to consumption by use.
3.
Pathology.
a.
pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
b.
disposed to or affected with consumption.
noun
4.
Older Use. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.

Origin:
1375–1425; Middle English: eliminating morbid humors < Medieval Latin consūmptīvus wasteful, destructive; see consumption, -ive

consumptively, adverb
consumptiveness, noun
nonconsumptive, adjective
nonconsumptively, adverb
nonconsumptiveness, noun
unconsumptive, adjective
unconsumptively, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To consumptiveness
Collins
World English Dictionary
consumptive (kənˈsʌmptɪv)
 
adj
1.  causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
2.  pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs
 
n
3.  pathol a person who suffers from consumption
 
con'sumptively
 
adv
 
con'sumptiveness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

consumptive
c.1660 (adj.), "wasteful," also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from L. consumpt-, pp. stem of consumere (see consume) + -ive. As a noun, attested from 1660s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

consumptive con·sump·tive (kən-sŭmp'tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature