valetudinarianism

valetudinarianism

[val-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh-niz-uhm, -tyood-]
noun
the state, condition, or habits of a valetudinarian.

Origin:
1830–40; valetudinarian + -ism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To valetudinarianism
Collins
World English Dictionary
valetudinarian or valetudinary (ˌvælɪˌtjuːdɪˈnɛərɪən, ˌvælɪˈtjuːdɪnərɪ)
 
n , pl -narians, -naries
1.  a person who is or believes himself to be chronically sick; invalid
2.  a person excessively worried about the state of his health; hypochondriac
 
adj
3.  relating to, marked by, or resulting from poor health
4.  being a valetudinarian
5.  trying to return to a healthy state
 
[C18: from Latin valētūdō state of health, from valēre to be well]
 
valetudinary or valetudinary
 
n
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin valētūdō state of health, from valēre to be well]
 
valetudi'narianism or valetudinary
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;