noun \in-ˈfərm-rē, -ˈfər-mə-\

: a place where sick people stay and are cared for in a school, prison, summer camp, etc.

plural in·fir·ma·ries

Full Definition of INFIRMARY

:  a place where the infirm or sick are lodged for care and treatment

Examples of INFIRMARY

  1. One of the students became ill and was sent to the infirmary.

First Known Use of INFIRMARY

15th century


noun \in-ˈfərm-(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural in·fir·ma·ries

Medical Definition of INFIRMARY

: a place especially in a school or college for the care and treatment of the sick


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