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Resulting from excessive consumption of a natural substance.
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1. Consuming or tending to consume.
2. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
A person afflicted with consumption.

con·sump′tive·ly adv.
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(kŏn-sŭmp′tiv) [L. consumptivus, wasteful, destructive]
1. Pert. to or afflicted with tuberculosis.
2. Pert. to a decrease in a required resource resulting from disease or use. For example, a consumptive coagulopathy is a tendency to bleed resulting from use of clotting factors.
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Patient discussion about consumptive

Q. If someone is a recovering alcoholic, should he refrain from alcohol consumption in food as well? I mean, can he eat a cake or a sauce which has alcohol in it?

A. I love to here storys like that lixuri, keep up the good work--my mother/father liked to party when i was young,-im52yrs old now but my sister died because of parents being drunk and using drugs. but i agree that alcohol is not the real problem, it the people who put it on the market-they make videos with young people drinking on television--thay make banners showing people having a good time,with cigarettes. but where is the warning material letting young people know that alcohol is a drug,an cause seriouse side effects if not used the right way--I throught that our government was suppose to look out for us.there is something very wrong with this picture--young people are most in danger of becomming addicted--if that doesnt get you depressed i dont know what will------mrfoot56

Q. willing to know the type of sugar which is harmless for consumption to maintain good health? I am a health conscious guy willing to know the type of sugar which is harmless for consumption to maintain good health?

A. Xylitol is a natural sweetener made from birch tree bark. It sounds bad, but I think it is much better than stevia, which can be bitter. It's fairly expensive, but worth it because it doesn't spike blood sugar levels.

Q. I want to know how it’s good for brain and heart and what its consumption limit per day? I love walnuts and I almost eat 4-6 walnuts per day. I know it’s good for brain and heart. My family does not have any history of heart attack. My family is a happy family and anyone can easily be jealous of our family. All our family members regularly take walnuts. I think the secret behind the happiness could be walnuts and its regular consumption. I want to know how it’s good for brain and heart and what its consumption limit per day?

A. as johnson10 said, walnuts have a big amount of Omega-3 in it, and that is it's big advantage. you see, the only way for us to get it is from deep see fish. and because not all of us eat fish- it's good that you can eat walnuts. omega-3 is a fatty acid that nerves membrane needs in order to function well.

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Yesterday, he announced that a report on consumptive utilisation of wildlife task force headed by Ben Okita was ready.
The diffuse subtype is associated with the rare entity of consumptive hypothyroidism, first described by Huang et al (7) in 2000.
India also is not entitled to use principle of 'existing prior consumptive use' on this river too as Article 9 allows Nepal to withdraw water 'as may be required by them from time to time in the valley.' This is another silver lining of this treaty full of dark cloud.
(14) It also prohibits water management districts from reducing consumptive use permit allocations due to successful water conservation efforts during the term of the permit, which removes a longstanding "use it or lose it" disincentive for permittees, and it further allows water management districts to offer permit extensions as an incentive for extraordinary water conservation efforts.
Because current law mistreats childcare expenses as consumptive personal costs, Part IV urges lawmakers to reform the tax laws by properly treating working childcare expenses like other nonconsumptive costs of earning income.
Predators can directly reduce prey abundance via predation (i.e., consumptive effects), or indirectly through non-consumptive effects such as "fear", where predators alter prey time budgets and foraging activity leading to reduced time spent foraging and reduced plant tissue eaten (Danner & Joern 2003b, Schmitz et al.
Times were hard in those days and they were for Mr Hoyle, who played the part of a consumptive for the day.
Analytical interference in TSH or fT4 immunoassay, congenital hypothyroidism secondary to dyshormonogenesis, and consumptive hypothyroidism due to hemangioendothelioma are the possible causes for discrepant TSH and fT4 results in this patient.
We at the DED believe that it is necessary to pursue a consumptive culture from the consumer's point of view, which has, however, become complex.
She is married off to her consumptive cousin Camille (Tom Felton) and is introduced to his best mate, the smouldering and artistic Laurent (Oscar Isaac).
Realize that the vegetative phase is all about energy production and storage, and the reproductive stage is energy consumptive. It requires vast amounts of vegetative energy to produce flowers, fruit and seeds.
The gallant invalid of the nineteenth-century stage was a consumptive young man, hopelessly in love with a woman he could not possess and forced to steel his ailing body for a battle against forces that threatened his sense of honour and virtue.