Definition of "infirmary" []

  • A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or dispensary in an institution. (noun)
  • A place for the treatment of the sick or injured; dispensary; hospital (noun)

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Use "infirmary" in a sentence
  • "In one corner of a large, unpainted building was what he called the infirmary, and a comfortless looking place it was."
  • "Note 80: A doctor in the infirmary is mentioned in TSB, 42. back"
  • "With the com unit in hand, she called the infirmary to ask how Kamiton was."