valetudinary

[ val-i-tood-n-er-ee, -tyood- ]
/ ˌvæl ɪˈtud nˌɛr i, -ˈtyud- /

noun, plural val·e·tu·di·nar·ies.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. valet parking,
  2. valeta,
  3. valetta,
  4. valetudinarian,
  5. valetudinarianism,
  6. valgus,
  7. valhall,
  8. valhalla,
  9. valiance,
  10. valiancy

Origin of valetudinary

1575–85; < Latin valētūdinārius sickly, equivalent to valētūdin- (stem of valētūdō) good or bad state of health (valē(re) to be well + -tūdō -tude) + -ārius -ary

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Medicine definitions for valetudinary

valetudinary

[ văl′ĭ-tōōdn-ĕr′ē ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or typical of a valetudinarian.

n.

A valetudinarian.

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