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invalid in Illness & disability topic

invalidin‧va‧lid2 /ˈɪnvəliːd, -lɪd $ -lɪd/ noun [countable]  MIsomeone who cannot look after themselves because of illness, old age, or injury I resented being treated as an invalid.invalid adjective [only before noun]
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invalidCrippled by an inmate, he faces the rest of his life as an invalid.My father's an invalid, and needs constant care.Barbara decided to move her invalid mother to Mississippi, so that she could look after her herself.I pictured nocturnal gamblers crouching over their cards, sleepless lovers writing letters, nurses sitting by the beds of invalids.His elder brother Edwin was next in succession to the baronetcy, but he was a total invalid.