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valetudinarianism

[val-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -tyood-] /ˌvæl ɪˌtud nˈɛər i əˌnɪz əm, -ˌtyud-/
noun
1.
the state, condition, or habits of a valetudinarian.
Origin of valetudinarianism
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; valetudinarian + -ism
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  • They should savor not of valetudinarianism, but of athletic development.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk

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