infirmary

noun
in·​fir·​ma·​ry | \ in-ˈfərm-rē How to pronounce infirmary (audio) , -ˈfər-mə- \
plural infirmaries

Definition of infirmary

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

One of the students became ill and was sent to the infirmary.
Recent Examples on the Web He was pronounced dead in the infirmary at 2:48 a.m., said Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 15 Dec. 2021 Four inmates are receiving treatment in outside hospitals while 131 are recovering in the MacDougall-Walker infirmary. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 15 Dec. 2021 Garcia may join him in the infirmary with his knee ailment. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 The judge, whose name was not publicly available, rejected the request, and Mercado remained in the infirmary. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2021 Khadu's death comes after Isaabdul Karim died in an infirmary on Rikers Island on Sunday. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2021 An estimated 30 people are dead and 145 injured after Boko Haram militants attack a crowded market in Kerawa, Cameroon, and an infirmary near a Cameroonian military camp, according to Cameroonian military spokesman Col. Didier Badjeck. CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 After his arrest in late 2009, Vazquez-Torres was housed in the infirmary at Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun for more than five months, according to court records. Gina Barton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Feb. 2014 During his tenure, $1.7 million was raised for capital improvements to build a new infirmary at Camp Wise and the Debra Ann November Aquatics Center at the Anisfield Day Camp, among other notable projects. cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of infirmary

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Infirmary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infirmary. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for infirmary

infirmary

noun
in·​fir·​ma·​ry | \ in-ˈfər-mə-rē How to pronounce infirmary (audio) \
plural infirmaries

Kids Definition of infirmary

: a place for the care and housing of sick people

infirmary

noun
in·​fir·​ma·​ry | \ in-ˈfərm-(ə-)rē How to pronounce infirmary (audio) \
plural infirmaries

Medical Definition of infirmary

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

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