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  1. Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.

    My feeble health and valetudinarian stomach. Coleridge.

    The virtue which the world wants is a healthful virtue, not a valetudinarian virtue. Macaulay.

  2. A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health.

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

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VALETU'DINARY, adjective [Latin valetudinarius, from valetudo, from valeo, to be well.]

Sickly; weak; infirm; seeking to recover health.


VALETU'DINARY, noun A person of a weak, infirm or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health.

Valetudinarians must live where they can command and scold.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CONFLICT, n. [L., to strike, to flog, to lick.]

1. A striking or dashing against each other, as of two moving bodies in opposition; violent collision of substances; as a conflict of elements, or waves; a conflict of particles in ebulltion.

2. A fighting; combat, as between men, and applicable to individuals or to armies; as, the conflict was long and desperate.

3. Contention; strife; contest.

In our last conflict, four of his five wits went halting off.

4. Struggling with difficulties; a striving to oppose, or overcome.

The good man has a perpetual conflict with his evil propensities.

5. A struggling of the mind; distress; anxiety. Colossians 2.

6. The last struggle of life; agony; as the conflict with death.

7. Opposing operations; countervailing action; collision; opposition.

In exercising the right of freemen, the man of religion experiences no conflict between his duty and his inclination.


1. To strike or dash against; to meet and oppose, as bodies driven by violence; as conflicting waves or elements.

2. To drive or strike against, as contending men, or armies; to fight; to contend with violence; as conflicting armies.

3. To strive or struggle to resist and overcome; as men conflicting with difficulties.

4. To be in opposition or contradictory.

The laws of the United States and of the individual States, may, in some cases, conflict with each other.

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