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
The big question had been how Lue would fit all the pieces together once Love returned, reportedly this Friday, and the other infirm players healed.
Critics feared it could be used to hasten the departures of the elderly, infirm and inconvenient.
Recently, much whimpering has come from the thousands of infirm people waiting in England’s overcrowded, understaffed hospitals.
Around the country, early release provisions for elderly and infirm prisoners are billed as a way to address problems such as prison overcrowding, skyrocketing budgets and civil rights lawsuits alleging inadequate medical care.
Caro Quintero has given the Mexican press several interviews from hiding, depicting himself as an infirm retiree who did his time and is now hounded by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement helicopters, drones and assault squads.
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.
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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
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