prolonged ill health.

1785–95; invalid1 + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To invalidism
World English Dictionary
invalidism (ˈɪnvəlɪˌdɪzəm)
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature