invalidism

[in-vuh-li-diz-uhm]
noun
prolonged ill health.

Origin:
1785–95; invalid1 + -ism

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invalidism (ˈɪnvəlɪˌdɪzəm)
 
n
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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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.
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