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

1. an invalid.
2. a person who is excessively concerned about his or her health.
3. in poor health; sickly; invalid.
4. excessively concerned about one's health.
5. of, pertaining to, or characterized by invalidism.
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
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This glorious spirit, which animates every enlightened mind, has begun to diffuse itself in this country, where first my valetudinary constitution, and now the charms of tranquility keep me.