Definition of semi-invalid in English:

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semi-invalid

Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈinvəlid/ /ˌsemˌī-/

noun

A partially disabled or somewhat infirm person.
Example sentences
  • He was involved in a horrific car accident that claimed the life of his mother and was to make his father a semi-invalid, in and out of hospital for many years.
  • At home, Hank also has to deal with his racist father, Buck, himself a retired corrections officer and now a semi-invalid who spends his time filling scrapbooks with the latest information on death row happenings.
  • Worrying about my health and living as a semi-invalid did nothing to help with my recuperation, so I just said to hell with it, I might as well throw myself into training, even if it kills me.

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Syllabification: sem·i-in·va·lid

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