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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
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