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Word of the Day – Valetudinarian

I had to chuckle at this one. I was reading it while at the doctor’s office.

A person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments. An invalid.

In poor health; sickly; invalid.
excessively concerned about one’s poor health or ailments.
Of, relating to, or characterized by invalidism.

Valetudinarian stems from the Latin word for “state of health,” valētūdō, which in turn derives from the verb valēre, “to be well.” It entered English in the late 1600s.

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