consumptive consumptive


  1. (n) a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
  2. (adj) tending to consume or use often wastefully
  3. (adj) afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis



  • Study Up For 'Think': The World Until Yesterday

    Our established ways of living as consumptive, independent residents of cities and towns is very new in the big picture of world history. Just 100 years ago, millions of people lived off the grid in tiny tribes. And some of them remain today in New Guinea and the Amazon. Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond explained the values of traditional societies to Think host Krys Boyd in January.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas


  1. "My response is to vote the interests of North Dakota," Pomeroy told Congressional Quarterly. "We're about the fourth most energy-consumptive state in the country."
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Earl Pomeroy Source: USA Today

  2. "We are the most numerous mammal on the planet," Suzuki said in a webcast, "with a consumptive appetite."
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: David Suzuki Source: Inside Toronto

  3. "Our main goal is to stop consumptive use of wildlife," said Terri. "We can learn to exploit, benefit and enjoy wildlife without being consumptive."
    on Jul 9, 2004 By: Terri Irwin Source:

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