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
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the care of elderly and infirm missionaries, and sent to the rector at the Divine Word Residence, 1901 Waukegan Road, P.O. Box 6000, Techny, IL 60082-6000.
The dogs listen attentively as children read to them, lay a head on the shoulder of the infirm and ease the tension in a room full of anxious family members.
But many Medicaid beneficiaries are elderly and infirm individuals living in nursing homes.
Making plans now for sheltering any infirm friends or relatives.
But does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick and the infirm.
Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton should be ashamed of themselves for their careless and reckless votes jeopardizing low-income, elderly and infirm people.
According to local legend, during the 1800s the Japanese custom of ubasute, in which elderly or infirm relatives were left to die in a remote location, was widely practiced in the Aokigahara.
There is a sort of beautiful story of Joan in her New York apartment in the latter part of her life, and this very infirm man in a wheelchair being in her house.
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Origin and Etymology of infirm
Middle English, from Latin infirmus, from in- + firmus firm
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of infirm
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
Definition of infirm for Students
: weak or frail in body
Medical Definition of infirm
: of poor or deteriorated vitality; especially : feeble from age
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