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From in- +‎ valēscō (grow strong).



invalēscō (present infinitive invalēscere, perfect active invaluī); third conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. I become strong
  2. I strengthen
  3. I increase, prevail, predominate
    • 1832, Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos:
      Hinc porro freno religionis sanctissimae proiecto […], conspicimus ordinis publicis exitum, labem principatus, omnisque legitimae potestatis conversionem invalescere.
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   Conjugation of invalēscō (third conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present invalēscō invalēscis invalēscit invalēscimus invalēscitis invalēscunt
imperfect invalēscēbam invalēscēbās invalēscēbat invalēscēbāmus invalēscēbātis invalēscēbant
future invalēscam invalēscēs invalēscet invalēscēmus invalēscētis invalēscent
perfect invaluī invaluistī invaluit invaluimus invaluistis invaluērunt,
pluperfect invalueram invaluerās invaluerat invaluerāmus invaluerātis invaluerant
future perfect invaluerō invalueris invaluerit invaluerimus invalueritis invaluerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present invalēscam invalēscās invalēscat invalēscāmus invalēscātis invalēscant
imperfect invalēscerem invalēscerēs invalēsceret invalēscerēmus invalēscerētis invalēscerent
perfect invaluerim invaluerīs invaluerit invaluerīmus invaluerītis invaluerint
pluperfect invaluissem invaluissēs invaluisset invaluissēmus invaluissētis invaluissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present invalēsce invalēscite
future invalēscitō invalēscitō invalēscitōte invalēscuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives invalēscere invaluisse
participles invalēscēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
invalēscendī invalēscendō invalēscendum invalēscendō

Related terms[edit]


  • invalesco”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • invalesco”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • invalesco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette