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invalidism

[in-vuh-li-diz-uh m] /ˈɪn və lɪˌdɪz əm/
noun
1.
prolonged ill health.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; invalid1 + -ism
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  • His invalidism would be necessary, unquestioned, and honorably attained.
  • It is only during the period of invalidism that doctors are appreciated, not before or after.
British Dictionary definitions for invalidism

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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