Valetudinary
Valetudinary Val`e*tu"di*na*ry, a. Infirm; sickly; valetudinarian. -- {Val`e*tu"di*na*ri*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

It renders the habit of society dangerously. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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  • Valetudinary — Val e*tu di*na*ry, n. A valetudinarian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • valetudinary — I. adjective Etymology: Latin valetudinarius Date: 1581 valetudinarian II. noun (plural naries) Date: 1665 valetudinarian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • valetudinary — /val i toohd n er ee, tyoohd /, n., pl. valetudinaries. valetudinarian. [1575 85; < L valetudinarius sickly, equiv. to valetudin (s. of valetudo) good or bad state of health (vale(re) to be well + tudo TUDE) + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • valetudinary — [ˌvalɪ tju:dɪn(ə)ri] adjective &noun (plural valetudinaries) another term for valetudinarian …   English new terms dictionary

  • valetudinary — I. n. See valetudinarian, n. II. a. See valetudinarian, a …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • valetudinary — val·e·tu·di·nary …   English syllables

  • valetudinary — val•e•tu•di•nar•y [[t]ˌvæl ɪˈtud nˌɛr i, ˈtyud [/t]] n. pl. nar•ies valetudinarian • Etymology: 1575–85; < L valētūdinārius sickly =valētūdin , s. of valētūdō state of health (valē(re) to be well + tūdō tude) + ārius ary …   From formal English to slang

  • valetudinary — /væləˈtjudənəri/ (say valuh tyoohduhnuhree) noun (plural valetudinaries) 1. → valetudinarian (defs 1–3). –adjective 2. → valetudinarian (defs 4 and 5) …   Australian English dictionary

  • valetudinary — adj. & n. (pl. ies) = VALETUDINARIAN …   Useful english dictionary

  • Valetudinariness — Valetudinary Val e*tu di*na*ry, a. Infirm; sickly; valetudinarian. {Val e*tu di*na*ri*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] It renders the habit of society dangerously. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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