Meaning of valetudinarian

val•e•tu•di•nar•i•an

Pronunciation: (val"i-td"n-âr'ē-un, -tyd"-), [key]
— n.
  1. an invalid.
  2. a person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments.
—adj.
  1. in poor health; sickly; invalid.
  2. excessively concerned about one's poor health or ailments.
  3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by invalidism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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