valetudinary


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val·e·tu·di·nar·y

 (văl′ĭ-to͞od′n-ĕr′ē, -tyo͞od′-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or typical of a valetudinarian.
n. pl. val·e·tu·di·nar·ies
A valetudinarian.

val•e•tu•di•nar•i•an

(ˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-)

n.
1. an invalid.
2. a person who is excessively concerned about his or her health.
adj.
3. in poor health; sickly; invalid.
4. excessively concerned about one's health.
5. of, pertaining to, or characterized by invalidism.
[1695–1705]
val`e•tu`di•nar′i•an•ism, n.
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Adj.1.valetudinary - of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian