in|val´id|ness


in|val´id|ness
in|va|lid1 «IHN vuh lihd», noun, adjective, verb.
–n.
1. a sick or weak person not able to get about and do things: »

I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury (Oscar Wilde).

2. a soldier or sailor retired from active service because of sickness or injury.
–adj.
1. not well; weak and sick.
2. for the use of invalids: »

an invalid chair, an invalid car.

–v.t.
1. to make sick or weak; disable.
2. to remove from active service because of sickness or injury: »

The wounded soldier was invalided and sent home.

–v.i.
1. to become an invalid.
2. to retire from active service because of sickness or injury.
[< Latin invalidus not strong; influenced by Middle French invalide, learned borrowing from Latin invalidus; see etym. under invalid2 (Cf.invalid)]
in|val|id2 «ihn VAL ihd», adjective.
not valid; without force or effect; without value; worthless: »

Unless a check is signed, it is invalid.

SYNONYM(S): null, void.
[< Latin invalidus < in- not + validus strong < valēre be strong]
in|val´id|ly, adverb.
in|val´id|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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