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infirmary

noun in·fir·ma·ry \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
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Examples of INFIRMARY

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

First Known Use of INFIRMARY

15th century
INFIRMARY Defined for Kids

infirmary

noun in·fir·ma·ry \in-ˈfər-mə-rē\
plural in·fir·ma·ries

Definition of INFIRMARY for Kids

:  a place for the care and housing of sick people
Medical Dictionary

infirmary

noun in·fir·ma·ry \in-ˈfərm-(ə-)rē\
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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