valetudinarian


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Valetudinarian \Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an\, a. [L. valetudinarius,
   from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, fr. valere
   to be strong or well: cf. F. val['e]tudinaire. See
   Valiant.]
   Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly;
   infirm.
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         My feeble health and valetudinarian stomach.
                                                  --Coleridge.
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         The virtue which the world wants is a healthful virtue,
         not a valetudinarian virtue.             --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Valetudinarian \Val`e*tu`di*na"ri*an\, n.
   A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking
   to recover health.
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         Valetudinarians must live where they can command and
         scold.                                   --Swift.
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