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valetudinary Line breaks: val|etu¦din|ary
Pronunciation: /ˌvalɪˈtjuːdɪn(ə)ri/

Definition of valetudinary in English:

adjective& noun (plural valetudinaries)

Another term for valetudinarian.
Example sentences
  • How are we to expect heroic poems from a valetudinary?
  • And my health being broken as above mentioned, I was valetudinary, and particularly subject to faintings.
  • It must have been picked up by Sir Peregrine in the course of one of his valetudinary visits to ‘The German Spa.’

Words that rhyme with valetudinary

imaginary • millinery

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