Definition of 'infirm'
Example sentences containing 'infirm'
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The companies that house and treat elderly, infirm and disabled people are fleeing the sector after suffering heavy losses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Companies that provide accommodation for elderly, infirm and disabled people have been hit by a perfect storm of rising costs and flat income from cash-strapped local councils. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are too old and too infirm for our purposes. The Sun (2012)We now have a growing number of elderly and infirm people being locked away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It could be used to help our elderly or infirm. The Sun (2013)Researchers hope that this can be used as a monitoring system for the sick or infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They split the young and healthy from the old and infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He provided soup kitchens for the sick and infirm. Christianity Today (2000)They looked like something strictly for the old and infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no retirement age and many members are old if not infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Is it any wonder that the elderly or the infirm want the right to consider taking their own lives? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes a partner has died and the other is too old or infirm to go out and buy food. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What worries me about assisted suicide is the emotional pressure that could potentially be put on the ill or infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)On the other hand, some tribes simply kill their old when they become infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What disadvantage would this mean for the elderly, infirm and technologically inept? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The sick, infirm and elderly must certainly hope so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some areas offer help with gardens when the elderly or infirm can't cope. The Sun (2012)We should all look out for our neighbours, especially the old and infirm. The Sun (2010)Other flu viruses usually affect the young, the elderly and the infirm. The Sun (2009)It is the secondlargest provider of sheltered accommodation, mainly for the elderly and infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It not, it makes the person being touched feel either old and infirm or diminished and patronised. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's Uber for the ill and infirm. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In other cases, once the elder of the two becomes infirm, the difference in age may cause resentments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. infirm is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'infirm'
British English: infirm ADJECTIVE
A person who is infirm is weak or ill, and usually old.
...her aging, infirm husband.
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