Definitions of phthisic:
  • noun:   (pathology) A wasting illness of the lungs, such as asthma or tuberculosis; consumption; phthisis.
  • noun:   (pathology, formerly) Any wasting disease.
  • noun:   A person suffering from phthisis.
  • noun:   Any wasting or shrinking of another body part such as, for example, the eye (phthisis bulbi).
  • adjective:   Of or relating to phthisis or tuberculosis; tubercular; consumptive.

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