Consumption



  • A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form ofwasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough,spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- calledalso pulmonary consumption. Consumption of the bowels (Med.),inflammation and ulceration of the intestines from tuberculardisease.



  • Consumption is an old name for tuberculosis (TB) that describes how the illness wastes away or consumes its victims.



  • A convenient way to kill off a character set in a film or book set in the olden days, i.e. the old west.



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