consumptive

Definitions

  • English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
    English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj consumptive tending to consume or use often wastefully "water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses","duties consumptive of time and energy","consumptive fires"
    • adj consumptive afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis "a consumptive patient","a consumptive cough"
    • n consumptive a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The country with the highest consumption of chocolate per capita is Switzerland, with 22 pounds per person, per year
    • Consumptive (Med) Affected with, or inclined to, consumption. "The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed."
    • Consumptive Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting. "It [prayer] is not consumptive or our time.""A long consumptive war."
    • n Consumptive One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.
    • consumptive Destructive; wasting; exhausting; having the quality of consuming or dissipating.
    • consumptive In medicine, pertaining to or of the nature of consumption, or phthisis pulmonaris.
    • consumptive Affected with a consuming disease; specifically, having or predisposed to consumption: as, a consumptive person; a consumptive constitution.
    • consumptive Relating to or designed for consumption or destruction; specifically, in recent use, pertaining to or designed for consumption by use: as, a consumptive demand for hops.
    • n consumptive One who suffers from consumption, or phthisis.
    • consumptive Indicating the presence of consumption: as, a consumptive cough.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scandinavia has the world's highest per capita annual coffee consumption, 26.4 pounds. Italy has an annual consumption per capita of only 10 pounds.
    • adj Consumptive wasting away: inclined to the disease consumption
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.”
  • Raoul Vaneigem
    Raoul%20Vaneigem
    “Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.”
  • George Santayana
    George%20Santayana
    “A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.”
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    “Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. consomptif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Consume.

Usage

In literature:

The Consumptive is a dissolute, drunken fellow, whose life is certainly not noble.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
He came down here two years ago from somewhere North, almost gone in consumption.
"Taken by the Enemy" by Oliver Optic
The Negro free, however, is dying of consumption and kindred diseases in appallingly large numbers.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
If you have a space between your teeth, it is a sign that you will die of consumption.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The growing consumption of chocolate did not escape the all-seeing eye of the Chancellors of England.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
Sometimes I have thought that I had consumption, but in my saner moments I know that I have not.
"An Arkansas Planter" by Opie Percival Read
CONSUMPTION OF SUGAR, COFFEE, AND TEA.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
The refinement of various foods has made them entirely unfit for human consumption.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Their mother had died from consumption, and evidently her weakness had affected the children.
"Everlasting Pearl" by Anna Magdalena Johannsen
It will be seen that Mr. Lawes estimates the value of the manure left from the consumption of a ton of malt-dust at $18.21.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Artists, in portraying saints, often chose as their models pale and emaciated consumptives.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
The children of consumptive and syphilitic parents rarely survive infancy.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
How many are there at this time, when our domestic sugar supplies one-third of the consumption of the country?
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
In climbing a mountain 10,000 feet high, the consumption of the same man would be 2 oz.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The consumption of tobacco varies greatly.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
In the following cases the reader will find other diseases besides dropsies; particularly several cases of consumption.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Let us take, for example, a case of consumption.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Imports kept pace with exports, and consumption with both.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
In a word, what had happened was not over-consumption, but under-consumption.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
The consumptive girl did not menstruate because she had not the vitality to do so.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
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In poetry:

A deep and crimson streak
Thy dying leaves disclose;
As on consumption's waning cheek
'Mid ruin blooms the rose.
"To the Autumn" by James Montgomery
Consumption, palsy, plague, and pain,
Are due attendants on thy train,
Before thee go—invite thee on,
To finish what they have begun.
"On Death" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
But, alas! three years after her famous exploit,
Which, to the end of time, will never be forgot,
Consumption, that fell destroyer, carried her away
To heaven, I hope, to be an angel for ever and aye.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall
But dreamt of you all night, and felt
More lonely at the break of day
And trod, to brush the dream away,
The misted pavements where rain fell.
There the consumptive beggars knelt, '
Voiced with the thin voice of a shell.
"Gone Away" by Dominic Frank Moraes
Consumption.--"But I promised you my hand"?--a thing forlorn
Of life; diseased!--Oh, God!--and so, far better so, forsworn!--
Oh, I was jealous of your love. But think: if I had died
Ere babe of mine had come to be a solace at your side!
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part IV" by Madison Julius Cawein
Intricate manhood of ending, the invalid rivals,
Voyaging clockwise off the symboled harbour,
Finding the water final,
On the consumptives' terrace taking their two farewells,
Sail on the level, the departing adventure,
To the sea-blown arrival.
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

It will also discuss how the overall power consumption of the tag can be reduced by careful design of the low frequency wakeup receiver.
Recent research has found that cannabis consumption could actually cause severe bouts of nausea and vomiting among long-term users.
BASIC SHIFTS IN CONSUMPTION CITED.
TrailerTail is a lightweight, thermoplastic composite fairing installed at the back of a tractor-trailer to streamline airflow behind the trailer, reducing aerodynamic drag and reducing fuel consumption.
Average consumption is currently 3 ounces per year.
Smart design can substantially reduce the energy consumption and operating costs for a pneumatic system.
The Allen-Bradley Powermonitor 1000 accurately profile's a plant's energy consumption and utilization data while providing manufacturers with the information needed to better control and optimize energy costs.
But the end result is the same result the environmentalists are hoping to achieve — reduced consumption of electricity from coal-and oil-fired plants.
Small can be big – especially when "small" is small lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, more exercise, a reduction in alcohol consumption, and kicking a tobacco habit.
Multinationals rush to court China's consumers: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to create an economy driven by consumption.
Energy consumption is expected to increase by 20% over the next 15 years, and its cost and availability will have a substantial impact on the economic health of US manufacturers an.
Energy consumption is expected to increase by 20% over the next 1.
Lingering negative effects on cement consumption and the construction industry as a result of the waning US economy is projected by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) in its latest industry forecast.
BEEF consumption has declined dramatically over the last decade.
The Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor W250 and 500 power meter s by Rockwell Automation are designed to monitor energy consumption at multiple sites without requiring additional components.
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In science:

Memory and time consumptions for the conventional, one seed and multiple seed methods described.
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model
The multiple-seed method is the best one since it combines the low O(N ) memory consumption of the one-seed method and the low O(N 2 ) time spent of the conventional implementation method.
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model
Utilization of the superconducting levitation phenomena in large scale mechanical devices of low energy consumption, like flywheels for energy storage, is an obvious but promising application of high temperature superconductors (HTS) .
Superconducting Flywheel Model for Energy Storage Applications
Every population in the model can grow either by primary production (e.g. photosynthesis) or by consumption of prey (predation).
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
An important feature in this respect is the power consumption speci fic to the PMT pulse capture process since electronic devices operated at high frequencies usually impose signi ficant demands.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
Its employment in the DOM is particularly advantageous because its power consumption is only 200 mW.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
We find that such construction can further enhance and optimize the speed of the network’s response, while keeping energy consumption at a manageable level.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Next, we de fine the energy consumption during a successful global cascade.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
The total energy consumption in a wireless sensor network is, in most part, due to communication between nodes, computing, and storage (neglecting some smaller miscellaneous costs).
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
The communication is the main part of energy consumption, and is directly related the network structure and dynamics, while energy used for computing can be regarded as a constant, so it can be easily evaluated.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Consequently, in the following, we only consider the energy consumption in communications between sensor nodes.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Hence, such construction can further enhance and optimize the speed of the network’s response, while keeping energy consumption at a manageable level.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
With such a method, the memory consumption per hyperrectangle can be limited to a constant number per cell independent of n.
Upgrade of the Cellular General Purpose Monte Carlo Tool FOAM to version 2.06
This may look artificial; the reason for that is to ensure persistency, when working with ROOT. 2That costs factor 2 overhead in the memory consumption.
Upgrade of the Cellular General Purpose Monte Carlo Tool FOAM to version 2.06
There is, however, very important exception from the above restriction: we may establish connection between the internal variables of the parent cell and the two daughter cells! This opens the way of eliminating the need of storing Cartesian vectors of all vertices ~Vi , and thus reducing the memory consumption.
Upgrade of the Cellular General Purpose Monte Carlo Tool FOAM to version 2.06
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