Definitions for valetudinarianˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-
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val•e•tu•di•nar•i•anˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i ən, -ˌtyud-(n.)
a person who is excessively concerned about his or her health.
(adj.)in poor health; sickly; invalid.
excessively concerned about one's health.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by invalidism.
Origin of valetudinarian:
weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian
A person in poor health or sickly, especially one who is constantly obsessed with their state of health
sickly, infirm, of ailing health
The valetudinarian habit of discussing his health had grown on Rose... -- Florence Anne Sellar MacCunn, Sir Walter Scott's Friends, 1910, p. 234
being overly worried about one's health
Origin: From valetudinarius, from valetudo, from valeo
of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm
a person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health
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