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infirmarian

[in-fer-mair-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. (in a religious house) a person who nurses the sick.

Origin of infirmarian

First recorded in 1660–70; infirm(ary) + -arian
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Historical Examples

  • To quiet him, the infirmarian was obliged to ask Sister if the patient might have it.

    The Miraculous Medal

    Jean Marie Aladel

  • Some were appointed to help the infirmarian in the hospital.

  • The infirmarian, in great alarm, asked if she was suffering much.

  • The infirmarian tells me that you wish to say something to me.

  • It is doubtful if, in his excited condition, he had seen the infirmarian at all.