from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that lunges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who lunges.
  • n. A person afflicted with a disease of the lungs, especially one suffering from tuberculosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person with pulmonary tuberculosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lunges or thrusts.
  • n. One who comes to a climatic resort on account of his lungs; a consumptive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
  • n. a person with pulmonary tuberculosis


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