Infirmity



[in-fur-mi-tee] /ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti/

noun, plural infirmities for 1, 3.
1.
a physical weakness or ailment:
the infirmities of age.
2.
quality or state of being ; lack of strength.
3.
a moral weakness or failing.
/ɪnˈfɜːmɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being infirm
2.
physical weakness or debility; frailty
3.
a moral flaw or failing
n.

late 14c., “disease, sickness; lack of capability, weakness,” from Latin infirmitatem (nominative infirmitas) “want of strength, weakness, feebleness,” noun of quality from infirmus (see infirm). Cf. Middle French infirmité, Old French enfermete.

infirmity in·fir·mi·ty (ĭn-fûr’mĭ-tē)
n.

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