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phthisis pulmonalis

Definition:

a tuberculosis of the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Usage:

archaic

Plural:

phthisis pulmonales

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

pulmonary tuberculosis | consumption [archaic] | phthisic [archaic] | phthisis [archaic] | wasting disease [archaic] | white plague [archaic]

Etymology:

Latin from Greek, a decay from phthiein, to waste away from Indo-European base...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tuberculosis | MTB | TB

a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It's spread through the air... (37 of 9739 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tuberculosis

Wiktionary:

pulmonary tuberculosis [pathology] | consumption [synonym]

The most common form of active tuberculosis (TB) infecting the lungs. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pulmonary tuberculosis

Random House Dictionary:

pulmonary tuberculosis [pathology]

tuberculosis of the lungs. (4 of 7 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pulmonary-tuberculosis

Cambridge Dictionary:

wasting disease

a disease that causes the sufferer to gradually become very thin and weak (13 of 26 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wasting-disease

Collins Dictionary:

phthisis

any disease that causes wasting of the body, especially pulmonary tuberculosis (11 of 255 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/phthisis

Oxford Dictionary:

phthisis | phthisic [derived] | phthisical [derived]

Syllabification: (phthi¬∑sis) | [medicine, archaic] | pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive systemic disease. (12 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/phthisis

phthisis [medicine, archaic] | phthisic [derived] | phthisical [derived]

pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive wasting disease (8 of 47 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/phthisis

American Heritage Dictionary:

phthisis | phthisic [sense-specific]

A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body. | Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in scientific use. (27 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phthisis

New World Dictionary:

phthisis | phthisic [adjective, noun, related] | phthisical [adjective, related]

any wasting disease, as tuberculosis of the lungs (8 of 41 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phthisis

Merriam-Webster:

phthisis | phthises [plural] | phthisic [phthisis]

a progressively wasting or consumptive condition ; especially, pulmonary tuberculosis (10 of 40 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/phthisis

Britannica Encyclopedia:

consumption [economics]

in economics, the use of goods and services by households. Consumption is distinct from consumption expenditure, which is the purchase of goods and ... (23 of 938 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/134578​/consumption

Columbia Encyclopedia:

consumption

in economics, direct utilization of goods and services by consumers, not including the use of means of production, such as machinery and factories ... (23 of 276 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0813359​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consumption [uncountable] | for someone's consumption

the use of something such as fuel or energy, or the amount that people use ... | [formal] the process of eating, drinking, or smoking something ; the ... (27 of 141 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consumption

Encarta Dictionary:

phthisis

a disease or condition marked by wasting of the body | a disease of the respiratory system, especially asthma or tuberculosis (archaic) (21 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725873​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

phthisis

Origin: Latin from Greek, a decay from phthiein, to waste away from Indo-European base *gwhthei-, to disappear, be destroyed derives Sanskrit ... (20 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phthisis

Wiktionary:

phthisis [archaic] | phthises [plural]

Origin: Latin phthisis, from Ancient Greek φθίσις (phthisis, "consumption, decline, wasting away"), from φθίω (phthiō, "I waste away").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/phthisis

Merriam-Webster:

phthisis | phthises [plural]

First use: 1526

Origin: Latin, from Greek, from phthinein to waste away; akin to Sanskrit kṣiṇoti he destroys

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/phthisis

Collins Dictionary:

phthisis

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Latin from Greek: a wasting away, from phthinein to waste away

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/phthisis

Oxford Dictionary:

phthisis

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: Latin from Greek, from phthinein "to decay"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/phthisis

American Heritage Dictionary:

phthisis

Origin: Latin, from Greek, from phthinein, to waste away.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phthisis

Encarta Dictionary:

phthisis

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Latin from Greek phthisis "consumption" from phthinein "waste away"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725873​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

phthisis

Audio: British English pronunciation of "phthisis"

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the Free Dictionary:

phthisis

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "phthisis"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "phthisis" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

phthisis

Audio: English pronunciation of "phthisis"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

phthisis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "phthisis"

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phthisis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "phthisis"

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YourDictionary Audio:

phthisis

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "phthisis" by speech synthesizer

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