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English adjective: invalid

1. invalid having no cogency or legal force

SamplesInvalid reasoning.
An invalid driver's license.

Similarbad, fallacious, false, invalidated, null, nullified, sophistic, sophistical, uncollectible, unsound, void

See alsoillegitimate


2. invalid no longer valid

SamplesThe license is invalid.



English noun: invalid

1. invalid (person) someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury


Broader (hypernym)diseased person, sick person, sufferer

Member meronymhomebound

English verb: invalid

1. invalid (social) force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)remove

2. invalid (body) injure permanently

SamplesHe was disabled in a car accident.

Synonymsdisable, handicap, incapacitate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

Narrower (hyponym)hock

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