noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
valetudinarianism; debility; frailness; feebleness; frailty.
: cf. F. infirmite
. See Infirm
- 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.
- A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect.
Will you be cured of your infirmity ?
A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.
The house has also its infirmities.
Syn. -- Debility; imbecility; weakness; feebleness; failing; foible; defect; disease; malady. See Debility.
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