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valetudinary

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adjective val·e·tu·di·nary \ˌva-lə-ˈtü-də-ˈner-ē, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of valetudinary

Origin and Etymology of valetudinary

borrowed from Latin valētūdinārius “incapacitated by ill health, invalid,” from valētūdin-, valētūdō “good health, health in general, illness” (from valēre “to have strength, be well” + -tūdin-, -tūdō, suffix forming abstract nouns) + -ārius 2-ary — more at wield


First Known Use: 1581


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valetudinary

noun val·e·tu·di·nary

Definition of valetudinary

plural

valetudinaries

Origin and Etymology of valetudinary

noun derivative of 1valetudinary


First Known Use: 1665

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