valetudinarianism

noun
val·​e·​tu·​di·​nar·​i·​an·​ism | \ ˌva-lə-ˌtü-də-ˈner-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce valetudinarianism (audio) \

Definition of valetudinarianism

: the condition or state of mind of a valetudinarian

First Known Use of valetudinarianism

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valetudinarianism

valetudinarian entry 1 + -ism

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“Valetudinarianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valetudinarianism. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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