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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sump·tive /-ˈsʌm(p)tɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·sump·tive /-ˈsəm(p)tɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sump·tive a.
 1. Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.
    It [prayer] is not consumptive or our time.   --Sharp.
    A long consumptive war.   --Addison.
 2. Med. Affected with, or inclined to, consumption.
    The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sump·tive, n. One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tending to consume or use often wastefully; "water suitable
             for beneficial consumptive uses"; "duties consumptive
             of time and energy"; "consumptive fires" [ant: generative]
      2: afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a
         consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough"
      n : a person with pulmonary tuberculosis [syn: lunger]