Pronunciation: (kun-sump'tiv), [key]
1. tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
2. pertaining to consumption by use.
a. pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
b. disposed to or affected with consumption.
Older Use.a person who suffers from tuberculosis.
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