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Definition of INVALID

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Invalid \In*val"id\, a. [Pref. in- not + valid: cf. F. invalide, L. invalidus infirm, weak. Cf. {Invalid} infirm.] [1913 Webster]
     1. Of no force, weight, or cogency; not valid; weak. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Law) Having no force, effect, or efficacy; void; null; as, an invalid contract or agreement. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Invalid \In"va*lid\ (?; 277), n. [F. invalide, n. & a., L. invalidus, a. See {Invalid} null.] A person who is weak and infirm; one who is disabled for active service; especially, one in chronic ill health who is unable to care for himself. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Invalid \In"va*lid\, a. [See {Invalid}, n.] Not well; feeble; infirm; sickly; as, he had an invalid daughter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Invalid \In"va*lid\, v. t.
     1. To make or render invalid or infirm. "Invalided, bent, and almost blind." --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     2. To classify or enroll as an invalid.
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              Peace coming, he was invalided on half pay.
                                                    --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "invalid": Diogenes, Hieronymian, Hieronymite, Timon of Athens, absonant, afflict, ailing, anchoress, anchorite, annulled, apoplectic, arthritic, ascetic, bad, barren, bedridden invalid, black, blank cartridge, bootless, cachectic, case, castrato, cloistered monk, closet cynic, consumptive, contradictory, contrary to reason, counterproductive, criminal, cripple, debilitate, debilitated, derange, desert fathers, desert saints, devitalize, disable, disabled, disorder, drained, dud, dyspeptic, effete, empty, enervate, enervated, enfeeble, epileptic, eremite, erroneous, etiolated, eunuch, evil, exhausted, failing, fallacious, false, fatuitous, fatuous, faulty, feckless, feeble, flawed, frail, fruitless, futile, gelding, healthless, hermit, hermitess, homebody, hospitalize, ill, illogical, impaired, imperfect, impotent, improper, in poor health, inaccurate, inadequate, inane, inauspicious, inauthentic, incapacitate, incompetent, inconclusive, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsistent, incorrect, incurable, indispose, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inexpedient, inferior, infirm, inoperative, inpatient, irrational, isolationist, languishing, lay up, loner, loose, mad, malevolent, marabout, moribund, nonrational, nonscientific, not following, nugacious, nugatory, null and void, of no force, outcast, outpatient, pale, paralogical, pariah, patient, peaked, peaky, peccant, pillar saint, pillarist, reasonless, recluse, reduce, reduced, reduced in health, repealed, repudiated, revoked, rheumatic, run-down, seclusionist, self-annulling, self-contradictory, self-refuting, senseless, shut-in, sick, sick person, sicken, sickly, sinful, sinister, solitaire, solitary, solitudinarian, sophistic, spastic, spurious, stay-at-home, sterile, stylite, sufferer, terminal case, the sick, unauthentic, unavailing, unconnected, unfavorable, unhealthy, unkind, unphilosophical, unpleasant, unreasonable, unscientific, unskillful, unsound, untenable, untoward, untrue, useless, vain, valetudinarian, valetudinary, vicious, victim, void, weaken, weakened, weakling, weakly, wicked, with low resistance, without reason, wrong


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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