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invalid

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adjective in·val·id \(ˌ)in-ˈva-ləd\

Definition of invalid

  1. :  not valid: a :  being without foundation or force in fact, truth, or law <an invalid assumption> <declared the will invalid> b :  logically inconsequent

in·val·id·ly play \-lē\ adverb


Origin of invalid

Latin invalidus weak, from in- + validus strong — more at valid


First Known Use: 1542

Rhymes with invalid


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invalid

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adjective in·va·lid \ˈin-və-ləd, British usually -ˌlēd\

Definition of invalid

  1. 1 :  suffering from disease or disability :  sickly

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or suited to one that is sick <an invalid chair>



Origin of invalid

Latin & French; French invalide, from Latin invalidus


First Known Use: 1642


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invalid

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noun in·val·id \same as 2\

Simple Definition of invalid

  • : a person who needs to be cared for because of injury or illness

Full Definition of invalid

  1. :  one who is sickly or disabled

Examples of invalid

  1. Her husband has become an invalid.



1701

First Known Use of invalid

1701


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verb in·va·lid \ˈin-və-ləd, -ˌlid, British usually -ˌlēd or ˌin-və-ˈlēd\

Simple Definition of invalid

  • : to release (someone) from active military service because of illness or injury

Full Definition of invalid

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to remove from active duty by reason of sickness or disability

  3. 2 :  to make sickly or disabled

1787

First Known Use of invalid

1787



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