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 Dictionary entry overview: What does geriatric mean? 

GERIATRIC (adjective)
  The adjective GERIATRIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to the aged
2. of or relating to or practicing geriatrics

  Familiarity information: GERIATRIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GERIATRIC (adjective)

Sense 1geriatric [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to the aged

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

geriatric disorder


aged (people who are old collectively)

Sense 2geriatric [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to or practicing geriatrics

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


gerontological; geriatric

Context example:

geriatric hospital


geriatrics (the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people)

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