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  1. A person in poor health or sickly, expecially one who is constantly obsessed with their state of health
The most uninformed mind, with a healthy body, is happier than the wisest . -- Thomas Jefferson, The Writings oF Thomas Jefferson, 1904, p. 168.
    1. Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.
    The habit of discussing his health had grown on Rose... -- Florence Anne Sellar MacCunn?, Sir Walter Scott's Friends, 1910, p. 234
    • French: valétudinaire
    • Italian: valetudinario(it)
    • Spanish: valetudinaria(es, valetudinario, m}}, {{t-, es)f
    Etymology: From valetudinarius, valÄtÅdinÄrius, from valetudo state of health, health, ill health, from valere to be strong or well.

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