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infirmity (noun) bad health or an illness, especially over a long period.

A person with infirmity has been ill or weak, especially over a long period. Infirmities are especially talked of with reference to old age. The infirmities of old age are the weakness or illness natural to old age. A person with an infirmity is a person with a disability. Infirmity keeps a person ill and weak for a long time. Illness which disables a person and makes him weak is infirmity.

  • Rick has aged suddenly. His infirmity confines him to bed, of and on, and this condition of his contrasts with the robust health which he enjoyed in his youth.
  • Though his lectures are much sought after as an expert on physics, he is not able to move about much or go on lecture tours because of his infirmity caused by his arthritis.
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