in·​va·​lid·​ism ˈin-və-lə-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce invalidism (audio)
: a chronic condition of being an invalid

Examples of invalidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each of his figures exists in a limbo of invalidism, enervation, atrophied mythology, Arcadian dreams of bathing beauties, and all our endless Modernist nudes by riverbeds, in parks, beds, stripped naked facing us, or masturbating. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 12 Nov. 2021 As Eliot went through a crisis involving his turn to Christianity, Vivien’s invalidism, and his mother’s death, his letters got more and more intense and confessional. Christopher Tayler, Harper’s Magazine , 17 Aug. 2022 Dorothy discovered the upside of invalidism in late middle age— Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, 15 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of invalidism was in 1794

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“Invalidism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​va·​lid·​ism ˈin-və-ləd-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce invalidism (audio)
: a chronic condition of being an invalid

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