Simple Definition of infirm
: having a condition of weakness or illness that usually lasts for a long time and is caused especially by old age
Examples of infirm
The clinic provides free care for elderly and infirm people who lack health insurance.
<the elderly and infirm have to be especially careful during the winter months>
Origin of infirm
Middle English, from Latin infirmus, from in- + firmus firm
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of infirm
Rhymes with infirm
affirm, bagworm, bloodworm, bookworm, budworm, confirm, cutworm, deworm, dew worm, earthworm, eelworm, flatworm, glowworm, heartworm, hookworm, hornworm, inchworm, long-term, lugworm, lungworm, midterm, pinworm, ringworm, roundworm, sandworm, screwworm, short-term, silkworm, tapeworm, webworm, woodworm
Medical Definition of infirm
: of poor or deteriorated vitality; especially : feeble from age
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