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invalidism

[ in-vuh-li-diz-uhm ]

noun

  1. prolonged ill health.


invalidism

/ ˈɪnvəlɪˌdɪzəm /

noun

  1. the state of being an invalid, esp by reason of ill health
  2. a state of being abnormally preoccupied with one's physical health


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Word History and Origins

Origin of invalidism1

First recorded in 1785–95; invalid 1 + -ism
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Example Sentences

Her invalidism kept her in a constant state of “potent capacity.”

In ordering letters kindly state approximate age, prevalent tastes,—and in case of invalidism, the presumable severity of illness.

Give the story of his struggles with poverty in exile, his love affairs, his professorship, his marriage and invalidism.

Michelet treats semi-invalidism as the natural, inevitable, and charming condition of women.

I do not believe in this general invalidism, so far as it concerns women especially.

The loss of one daughter and the invalidism of another was the burden which this household had now to bear.

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