Definition of phthisic in English:

phthisic

adjective

Medicine
archaic
  • See phthisis

    • ‘It was said that the urine of phthisic patients is "high coloured and deposits a brawny red sediment."’
    • ‘Shelley’s tribute expressed what would become the central metaphor of consumption in the 19th century, the idea that the phthisic body is consumed from within by its passions.’

Pronunciation

phthisic

/(f)ˈθɪzɪk/