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infirmity

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noun, in·fir·mi·ty \in-ˈfər-mə-tē\

Simple Definition of infirmity

  • : the quality or state of being weak or ill especially because of old age

  • : a disease or illness that usually lasts for a long time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infirmity

plural infirmities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being infirm b :  the condition of being feeble :  frailty

  2. 2 :  disease, malady

  3. 3 :  a personal failing :  foible <one of the besetting infirmities of living creatures is egotism — A. J. Toynbee>

Examples of infirmity in a sentence

  1. In recent years she has had to reduce her schedule because of age and infirmity.

  2. the infirmities of old age



14th Century

First Known Use of infirmity

14th century


INFIRMITY Defined for Kids

infirmity

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noun in·fir·mi·ty \in-ˈfər-mə-tē\

Definition of infirmity for Students

plural infirmities

  1. :  the condition of being weak or frail (as from age or illness)




Medical Dictionary

infirmity

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noun in·fir·mi·ty \in-ˈfər-mət-ē\

Medical Definition of infirmity

plural infirmities

  1. :  the quality or state of being infirm; especially :  an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated state





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