Synonyms for Consumptive:
immoderate, wasteful, devastating, harmful.
n.asthmatic, case, depressive, the critical list, diabetic, bed-blocker, anorexic, agoraphobe, amnesiac. health, tuberculate, tuberculous. •consumptive (noun)
sick, exploitative, exploitive, lunger, ill, exploitatory.
anorexic, the critical list, asthmatic, amnesiac, agoraphobe, bed-blocker, diabetic. depressive. case. •injurious
•Other relevant words:
anorexic, agoraphobe, wasteful, tuberculous, health, depressive, bed-blocker, diabetic, case, tuberculate, immoderate, asthmatic, harmful, amnesiac, devastating.
Usage examples for consumptive
If the collapse of the lung is not so considerable as to destroy life within the first few hours or days after birth, the babe wastes as well as grows weaker and weaker, and this wasting coupled with the difficult breathing not seldom causes the fear that the child has been born consumptive and that its death is inevitable. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.