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Meaning of INFIRMITY

Pronunciation:  in'furmitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

INFIRMITY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty
 See Also: asthenia, astheny, bad condition, cachexia, cachexy, poor shape, unfitness, wasting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*firm"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Infirmities}. [L. infirmitas
: cf. F. infirmite. See {Infirm}, a.]
1. The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or
   weakness; esp., an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated
   state; a disease; a malady; as, infirmity of body or mind.

         'T is the infirmity of his age.       --Shak.

2. A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a
   weakness or defect.

         Will you be cured of your infirmity ? --Shak.

         A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.

         The house has also its infirmities.   --Evelyn.

Syn: Debility; imbecility; weakness; feebleness; failing;
     foible; defect; disease; malady. See {Debility}.

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