[val-i-tood-n-er-ee, -tyood-]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for valetudinary

neurotic, valetudinary

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  1. Of, relating to, or typical of a valetudinarian.
  1. A valetudinarian.
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