Phthisical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Phthisical Of or pertaining to phthisis; affected with phthisis; wasting; consumptive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phthisical Of or belonging to phthisis; affected by phthisis; wasting the flesh: as, a phthisical consumption.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Phthisical (tiz′ik, -al) pertaining to or having phthisis
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. phthisicus, Gr. : cf. F. phthisique,. See Phthisis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. phthiein, to waste away.

Usage

In literature:

Them was our brag-words, phthisic and asthma was.
"Sonny, A Christmas Guest" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
SCORBUTIC PHTHISIC, 253, 470.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
May banish the phthisic.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction." by Various
Then Dilsie could sleep in the cabin, as she ought to on account of the jimsonweed in her phthisic pipe.
"The Tinder-Box" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Well, then, spell phthisic.
"The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Persons affected with asthma or phthisic are numerous.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
When he had spoken, his voice had had the flat, deadly softness of the exhausted phthisical sufferer's.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Moreover, the sexual appetite is very pronounced in phthisical patients.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
He was fond of telling how his phthisical tendencies gained him the appointment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
This is demonstrated by study of the degeneracy stigmata of phthisical families.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
I have also used this drug in troublesome cough with dyspnoea of phthisical patients with good result.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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In poetry:

Princess Volupine extends
A meagre, blue-nailed, phthisic hand
To climb the waterstair. Lights, lights,
She entertains Sir Ferdinand
"Burbank With A Baedeker: Bleistein With A Cigar" by T S Eliot