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INFIRMITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infirmity mean? 

INFIRMITY (noun)
  The noun INFIRMITY has 1 sense:

1. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

  Familiarity information: INFIRMITY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFIRMITY (noun)


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Meaning:

The state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

debility; feebleness; frailness; frailty; infirmity; valetudinarianism

Hypernyms ("infirmity" is a kind of...):

bad condition; poor shape; softness; unfitness (poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "infirmity"):

asthenia; astheny (an abnormal loss of strength)

cachexia; cachexy; wasting (any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease)


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