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Resulting from excessive consumption of a natural substance.


1. Consuming or tending to consume.
2. Of, relating to, or afflicted with consumption.
A person afflicted with consumption.

con·sump′tive·ly adv.


(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.

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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At this point in the narrative an intensified awareness of consumptive time is specified to the most recent trauma ('two months') and the duration of this rapid and alarming happening, losing 'in two hours [.
22] Much though Sterne might resist such prognoses through a 'True Shande-ism' that should 'open the heart and lungs', it is not difficult to see how his perception of narrative might be filtered through the ever-present threat of a consumptive terminus.
29] One indication of a patient's perspective on the advance of medical skill is given in Edward Baynard's admittedly entertaining account of a consumptive case:
Part of the black humour of the scene is that the consumptive person in the later stages of the disease was thought to be 'the very picture of death; and, in fact, his whole body looks like a moving skeleton, or a wandering spirit', as Dr Stephens put it (p.
32] This consumptive time is irregular, disorderly, without narrative structure.
36] Sir Thomas Browne's description of the 'soft death' of a consumptive in his 'Letter to a Friend' was similarly influential from its publication in 1690 right into the nineteenth century.
In the light of the tradition of the consumptive 'good death' one can view Tristram Shandy as an extended and ironic meditation on this ideal.
Sterne 'set the wheels a-going', but was no more in control of the eventual outcome than any other serial writer subject to the general contingencies of life, and certainly no more than any other consumptive writer: Keats, to take the obvious example, was forced to stop writing a year before he died.
Despite the general logic of accidental and 'diseased' narrative time, Sterne does seem to have attempted to imagine both a peaceful consumptive good death and an orderly narrative in the Yorick episode of the first volume, a point at which Sterne was still finding his modus operandi for Tristram Shandy.
If one ignores the level of consumptive time in the novel, then this last conclusion is true, but for Sterne and the various characters that function as consumptive alter egos, consumption plays a major part in the entire book.