valetudinarian

Part of speech: adjective

Seeking to recover health; infirm.

Part of speech: noun

A chronic invalid. valetudinary.

Part of speech: noun

Valetudinarianism.

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Usage examples "valetudinarian":

  1. The tone is that of the political valetudinarian, watching with uneasy eye the ways of rude health. - "Studies in Literature", John Morley.