infirmary

noun in·fir·ma·ry \ in-ˈfərm-rē , -ˈfər-mə- \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of infirmary

plural infirmaries
1 : a place (as in a school or prison) where sick or injured individuals receive care and treatment
2 : a large medical facility : hospital
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Examples of infirmary in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of infirmary

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INFIRMARY Defined for English Language Learners

infirmary

Definition of infirmary for English Language Learners

  • : a place where sick people stay and are cared for in a school, prison, summer camp, etc.


INFIRMARY Defined for Kids

infirmary

noun in·fir·ma·ry \ in-ˈfər-mə-rē \

Definition of infirmary for Students

plural infirmaries
: a place for the care and housing of sick people

Medical Dictionary

infirmary

noun in·fir·ma·ry \ in-ˈfərm-(ə-)rē \

medical Definition of infirmary

plural infirmaries
: a place especially in a school or college for the care and treatment of the sick

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