invalids

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invalid \In*val"id\, adjective [Pref. in- not + valid: cf. F. invalide, L. invalidus infirm, weak. Cf. {Invalid} infirm.]

1. Of no force, weight, or cogency; not valid; weak.

2. (Law) Having no force, effect, or efficacy; void; null; as, an invalid contract or agreement.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invalid \In"va*lid\ (?; 277), noun [F. invalide, noun & a., L. invalidus, adjective See {Invalid} null.] A person who is weak and infirm; one who is disabled for active service; especially, one in chronic ill health who is unable to care for himself.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invalid \In"va*lid\, adjective [See {Invalid}, noun] Not well; feeble; infirm; sickly; as, he had an invalid daughter.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invalid \In"va*lid\, verb (used with an object)

1. To make or render invalid or infirm. "Invalided, bent, and almost blind." --Dickens.

2. To classify or enroll as an invalid.

Peace coming, he was invalided on half pay. --Carlyle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

invalid

adjective

1: having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license" [ant: {valid}]

2: no longer valid; "the license is invalid"

noun

1: someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury [syn: {invalid}, {shut-in}]

verb

1: force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen

2: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident" [syn: {disable}, {invalid}, {incapacitate}, {handicap}]


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