|invalid1 (ˈɪnvəˌliːd, -lɪd)|
|1.||a. a person suffering from disablement or chronic ill health|
|b. (as modifier): an invalid chair|
|2.||suffering from or disabled by injury, sickness, etc|
|3.||to cause to become an invalid; disable|
|4.||chiefly (Brit) (|
|[C17: from Latin invalidus infirm, from |
|usage It is best to avoid using the term invalid when referring to people with chronic illnesses or disabilities|
|1.||not valid; having no cogency or legal force|
|2.||logic (of an argument) having a conclusion that does not follow from the premises: it may be false when the premises are all true; not valid|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin invalidus without legal force; see |
invalid in·va·lid1 (ĭn'və-lĭd)
One who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or disability. adj.
Incapacitated by illness or injury.