phthisic
noun Etymology: Middle English tisike, from Anglo-French, from Latin phthisicus suffering from tuberculosis, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis Date: 14th century phthisisphthisic or phthisical adjective

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  • Phthisic — Phthis ic, n. Same as {Phthisis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phthisic — mid 14c., tysyk of or pertaining to a wasting disease, from O.Fr. tisike (11c.), from V.L. phthisis, from L. phthisis, from Gk. phthisis, from phthiein to waste away, from root *phthi , related to Skt. ksitih destruction, ksinati perishes …   Etymology dictionary

  • phthisic — my·e·lo·phthisic; phthisic; …   English syllables

  • phthisic — phthi·sic tiz ik, tī sik n 1) PHTHISIS 2) TUBERCULAR phthisic or phthi·si·cal i kəl adj of, relating to, or affected with or as if with pulmonary tuberculosis …   Medical dictionary

  • phthisic — /tiz ik, thiz /, Pathol. n. 1. a wasting disease of the lungs; phthisis. 2. asthma. 3. a person who suffers from phthisis. adj. 4. pertaining to phthisis; phthisical. [1300 50; < L phthisicus < Gk phthisikós (see PHTHISIS, IC); r. ME tisike < ML… …   Universalium

  • phthisic — 1. noun a) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; phthisis. b) A person suffering from phthisis. 2. adjective Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis …   Wiktionary

  • phthisic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs. No longer in scientific use: consumption (no longer in scientific use), phthisis (no longer in scientific use), tuberculosis, white plague. See HEALTH …   English dictionary for students

  • phthisic — tɪzɪk / θaɪzɪk adj. pertaining to tuberculosis, of consumption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phthisic — /ˈθaɪsɪk/ (say thuysik), /ˈfθaɪ / (say fthuy ) Rare –noun 1. → phthisis. –adjective 2. of or relating to phthisis. {Middle English tisike, from Old French, from Latin phthisica, feminine of phthisicus, from Greek phthisikos consumptive} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phthisic — …   Useful english dictionary

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