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infirmity

[ in-fur-mi-tee ]
/ ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti /
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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.
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Origin of infirmity

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

OTHER WORDS FROM infirmity

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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