infirmity

[ in-fur-mi-tee ]
/ ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti /

noun, plural in·fir·mi·ties for 1, 3.

a physical weakness or ailment: the infirmities of age.
quality or state of being infirm; lack of strength.
a moral weakness or failing.

Origin of infirmity

1325–75; Middle English infirmite < Latin infirmitās. See infirm, -ity

Related forms

su·per·in·fir·mi·ty, noun, plural su·per·in·fir·mi·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for infirmity

infirmity

/ (ɪnˈfɜːmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being infirm
physical weakness or debility; frailty
a moral flaw or failing

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Medicine definitions for infirmity

infirmity

[ ĭn-fûrmĭ-tē ]

n.

A bodily ailment or weakness, especially one brought on by old age.
A condition or disease producing weakness.
A failing or defect in a person's character.

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