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Definition of "infirm" []

  • Weak in body, especially from old age or disease; feeble. See Synonyms at weak. (adjective)
  • Lacking firmness of will, character, or purpose; irresolute. (adjective)
  • Not strong or stable; shaky: an infirm support. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "infirm" in a sentence
  • "Now I read that being old and infirm is no bar to voting Obama, not even having advanced Alzheimers is a bar."
  • "Remote monitoring service will benefit the long-term infirm"
  • "I also want to identify with those who will be most adversely affected by the closures, namely the infirm and the elderly."