Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an (?), a. [L. valetudinarius, from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, fr. valere to be strong or well: cf. F. val'etudinaire. See Valiant.]

Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.

My feeble health and valetudinarian stomach. Coleridge.

The virtue which the world wants is a healthful virtue, not a valetudinarian virtue. Macaulay.

 

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Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an, n.

A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health.

Valetudinarians must live where they can command and scold. Swift.

 

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