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infirmity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infirmity  \In*firm"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Infirmities}.  [L.  infirmitas 
  :  cf  F.  infirmite.  See  {Infirm},  a.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  infirm;  feebleness;  an  imperfection  or 
  weakness;  esp.,  an  unsound,  unhealthy,  or  debilitated 
  state;  a  disease;  a  malady;  as  infirmity  of  body  or  mind. 
 
  'T  is  the  infirmity  of  his  age.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  personal  frailty  or  failing;  foible;  eccentricity;  a 
  weakness  or  defect. 
 
  Will  you  be  cured  of  your  infirmity  ?  --Shak. 
 
  A  friend  should  bear  his  friend's  infirmities. 
  --Shak. 
 
  The  house  has  also  its  infirmities.  --Evelyn. 
 
  Syn:  Debility;  imbecility;  weakness;  feebleness;  failing; 
  foible;  defect;  disease;  malady.  See  {Debility}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infirmity 
  n  :  the  state  of  being  weak  in  health  or  body  (especially  from 
  old  age)  [syn:  {frailty},  {debility},  {feebleness},  {frailness}] 




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