valetudinarian(redirected from valetudinarians)
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A sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health.
1. Chronically ailing; sickly.
2. Constantly and morbidly concerned with one's health.
[From Latin valētūdinārius, from valētūdō, valētūdin-, state of health, from valēre, to be strong or well; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]
n, pl -narians or -naries
1. (Medicine) a person who is or believes himself to be chronically sick; invalid
2. (Medicine) a person excessively worried about the state of his health; hypochondriac
3. (Medicine) relating to, marked by, or resulting from poor health
4. (Medicine) being a valetudinarian
5. (Medicine) trying to return to a healthy state
[C18: from Latin valētūdō state of health, from valēre to be well]
val•e•tu•di•nar•i•an(ˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||valetudinarian - weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health|
|Adj.||1.||valetudinarian - of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian|
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