[ in-furm ]
/ ɪnˈfɜrm /
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feeble or weak in body or health, especially because of age; ailing.
unsteadfast, faltering, or irresolute, as persons or the mind; vacillating: infirm of purpose.
not firm, solid, or strong: an infirm support.
unsound or invalid, as an argument or a property title.
verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR infirm
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OTHER WORDS FROM infirmin·firm·ly, adverbin·firm·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for infirm
/ (ɪnˈfɜːm) /
- weak in health or body, esp from old age
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the infirm
lacking moral certainty; indecisive or irresolute
not stable, sound, or securean infirm structure; an infirm claim
law (of a law, custom, etc) lacking legal force; invalid
Derived forms of infirminfirmly, adverbinfirmness, noun
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Medical definitions for infirm
[ ĭn-fûrm′ ]
Weak in body, especially from old age or disease; feeble.
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