noun, plural in·fir·ma·ries.
Origin of infirmary
Examples from the Web for infirmary
The captain replied, “Well, he was a mess, so the first thing we did was get him to the infirmary to get him cleaned up.”
He can barely make out what the woman in the infirmary is saying.
She remained in the infirmary after returning to jail, and Carter declined to elaborate on the nature of her medical condition.
And Polly, her message delivered, fainted dead away in Miss Kings arms and was carried back unconscious to the infirmary.Polly's First Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill
Mary Pavlovna was very anxious, and had asked to be allowed to go to the infirmary as a nurse, but could not get the permission.Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
If the deceased died in a hospital, infirmary, or lunatic asylum, the medical witness is not paid any fee.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
I was carried into the cabin, and after a short delay conveyed in a carriage to the Infirmary or hospital.Jack in the Forecastle|John Sherburne Sleeper
She asked him whether he would like to see a clergyman, and explained that the chaplain of the infirmary was a good man.His Majesty Baby and Some Common People|Ian MacLaren
noun plural -ries
mid-15c., "sick bay in a monastery," from Medieval Latin infirmaria "a place for the infirm," from Latin infirmus "weak, frail," (see infirm). The common name for a public hospital in 18c. England.