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adj. [valetudinaire, Fr. valetudo, Lat.] Weakly; sickly; infirm of health.

Physie, by purging noxious humours, prevents sickness in the healthy, or recourse thereof in the valetudinary. Browne.

Shifting from the warmer vallies, to the colder hills, or from the hills to the vales, is a great benefit to the valetudinarian, feeble part of mankind. Derham.

Cold of winter, by stopping the pores of perspiration, keeps the warmth more within; whereby there is a greater quantity of spirits generated in healthful animals, for the case is quite otherwise in valetudinary ones. Cheyne's Phil. Prin.

Valetudinarians must live where they can command and scold. Swift.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (203) · Cheyne, George (26) · Derham, William (22) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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