non-consumptive


non-consumptive

adjective

  1. tending to consume; destructive; wasteful.
  2. pertaining to consumption by use.
  3. Pathology.
    1. pertaining to or of the nature of consumption.
    2. disposed to or affected with consumption.

noun

  1. Older Use. a person who suffers from tuberculosis.

adjective

  1. causing consumption; wasteful; destructive
  2. pathol relating to or affected with consumption, esp tuberculosis of the lungs

noun

  1. pathol a person who suffers from consumption

adj.early 15c., “wasteful,” also with reference to pulmonary consumption, from Latin consumpt-, stem of consumere (see consume) + -ive. As a noun, attested from late 14c. adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.

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