consumption (n.)
wasting disease, venereal disease
2H4 I.ii.238[Falstaff to Page] I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse
MA V.iv.96[Beatrice to Benedick] I was told you were in a consumption
Tim IV.iii.152[Timon to Phrynia and Timandra] Consumptions sow / In hollow bones of man
Tim IV.iii.202[Timon to Apemantus] Consumption catch thee!
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