Examples of infirm in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of infirm from the Web
But Australia vaccinates only the elderly and infirm, who generally don’t respond as well to vaccines.
These include occupations like personal care aides, who help the infirm get dressed and eat—and whose primary skill is compassion—and bricklayers, whose primary competence is a steady hand.
Until then, those who remain to face the executioner’s needle increasingly seem to be not the worst of the worst, but rather the sick and dying, the aged and infirm, the impoverished and the incompetent.
The bricks-and-mortar surgeries left to deal with the elderly and infirm may struggle financially.
If all that's true, the FISA order might have been constitutionally infirm.
Marian Estates traces its roots to 1950, when a group of Servite nuns arrived from Austria to care for the elderly and infirm in this heavily Catholic community.
From Caldor comes the claim that religious accommodations that impact third parties are constitutionally infirm.
At the same time, a cluster of do-gooders, mostly launching from the Puerto Rican coast, were starting to ferry the old and infirm off St. John.
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Origin and Etymology of infirm
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weak, weakened, wimpish, wimpy;
Synonym Discussion of infirm
- felt weak after the surgery
- a feeble attempt to walk
- a frail teenager unable to enjoy sports
- a reclusive poet too fragile for the rigors of this world
- infirm residents requiring constant care
- the dowager's decrepit retainers
INFIRM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infirm for English Language Learners
: having a condition of weakness or illness that usually lasts for a long time and is caused especially by old age
INFIRM Defined for Kids
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