invalid

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

in- +‎ valid

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Adjective[edit]

invalid (comparative more invalid, superlative most invalid)

  1. Not valid; not true, correct, acceptable or appropriate.
    Your argument is invalid because it uses circular reasoning.
    This invalid contract cannot be legally enforced.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French invalide, from Latin invalidus (infirm, weak), from in- (not) + validus (strong)

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Noun[edit]

invalid (plural invalids)

  1. (dated, sometimes offensive) Any person with a disability or illness.
  2. (dated, sometimes offensive) A person who is confined to home or bed because of illness, disability or injury; one who is too sick or weak to care for themselves.
  3. (archaic) A disabled member of the armed forces; one unfit for active duty due to injury.
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invalid (not comparable)

  1. Intended for use by an invalid.
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invalid (third-person singular simple present invalids, present participle invaliding, simple past and past participle invalided)

  1. (UK) To exempt from duty because of injury or ill health.
    He was invalided home after the car crash.

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invalid (not comparable)

  1. invalid (confined to home or bed because of illness or disability)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /inʋǎliːd/
  • Hyphenation: in‧va‧lid

Noun[edit]

invàlīd m (Cyrillic spelling инва̀лӣд)

  1. invalid

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