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GERIATRIC

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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]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the aged

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

geriatric disorder

Pertainym:

aged (people who are old collectively)


Sense 2geriatric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or practicing geriatrics

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

gerontological; geriatric

Context example:

geriatric hospital

Pertainym:

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


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