Infirmary



[in-fur-muh-ree] /ɪnˈfɜr mə ri/

noun, plural infirmaries.
1.
a place for the care of the , sick, or injured; hospital or facility serving as a hospital:
a school infirmary.
2.
a dispensary.
/ɪnˈfɜːmərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a place for the treatment of the sick or injured; dispensary; hospital
n.

mid-15c., “sick bay in a monastery,” from Medieval Latin infirmaria “a place for the infirm,” from Latin infirmus “weak, frail,” (see infirm). The common name for a public hospital in 18c. England.

infirmary in·fir·ma·ry (ĭn-fûr’mə-rē)
n.
A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or clinic in an institution or school.

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