invalidate

[ in-val-i-deyt ]
/ ɪnˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt /

verb (used with object), in·val·i·dat·ed, in·val·i·dat·ing.

to render invalid; discredit.
to deprive of legal force or efficacy; nullify.

Origin of invalidate

First recorded in 1640–50; invalid2 + -ate1
Related formsin·val·i·da·tion, nounin·val·i·da·tor, noun
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invalidate

/ (ɪnˈvælɪˌdeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to render weak or ineffective, as an argument
to take away the legal force or effectiveness of; annul, as a contract
Derived Formsinvalidation, nouninvalidator, noun
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Word Origin and History for invalidate

invalidate


v.

1640s, from invalid + -ate (2). Related: Invalidated; invalidating.

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