Valetudinarian

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valetudinarian

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)

Origin: L. Valetudinarius, from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, fr. Valere to be strong or well: cf. F. Valetudinaire. See Valiant.