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geriatric

adjective

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being of advanced years and especially past middle age
  • went into nursing to work with geriatric patients

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geriatric

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of geriatric (Entry 2 of 2)

a person of advanced years
  • most of the clinic's outpatients are geriatrics living on fixed incomes

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The first known use of geriatric was in 1909

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“Geriatric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/geriatric. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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