Part of speech: noun

The condition of being an invalid.

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Usage examples "invalidism":

  1. They had no great belief in Thompson's invalidism. - "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.
  2. I saw him drive by nearly every afternoon, accompanied by his nurse, a good- humored young fellow, who helped him tenderly into the carriage, and drove, while he lay back with the irritated expression that the sense of enforced idleness and invalidism gives a man in the heyday of youth. - "A Village Ophelia and Other Stories", Anne Reeve Aldrich.
  3. When people have nothing else to do, they sink into invalidism. - "Miss Merivale's Mistake", Mrs. Henry Clarke.