invalidism

[ in-vuh-li-diz-uhm ]
/ ˈɪn və lɪˌdɪz əm /

noun

prolonged ill health.

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Origin of invalidism

First recorded in 1785–95; invalid1 + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for invalidism

invalidism
/ (ˈɪnvəlɪˌdɪzəm) /

noun

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