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infirm

 [in-ferm´]
weak; feeble, as from disease or old age.

in·firm

(in-fĭrm'),
Weak or feeble because of old age or disease.
[L. in-firmus, fr. in- neg. + firmus, strong]

infirm

(ĭn-fûrm′)
adj.
Weak in body or mind, especially from old age or disease.

in·firm′ly adv.

in·firm

(in-fĭrm')
Weak or feeble because of old age or disease.

in·firm

(in-fĭrm')
Weak or feeble because of old age or disease.
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The internally displaced people are going to vote at the shelters, the sick and infirm in their homes and those imprisoned or detained at the place where they are serving time.
Alliance's Health spokesman Paula Bradshaw said: "We now see in Scotland a clear model of legislation being brought forward but also, vitally, payment to elderly and infirm victims being prioritised.
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Locking him up for 16 months, Mr Recorder Bernard Gateshill QC said: "This was a mean offence committed against an elderly and infirm man who was 90 years of age."
Historically, the NHS has provided care for the elderly infirm not only on general wards, but in cottage hospitals.
The existing access arrangements are therefore unsuitable for the infirm and wheelchair and buggy users.
Joanna Dille, Fundraising Officer for UHCW Charity,said: "Walking over half a mile from one side of the hospital to the other for patients who are infirm or immobile can seem like a marathon.
Most pass users are elderly and/or infirm but not eligible for benefits or disability passes.
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As a residential care home for the elderley mentally infirm, Bryneithin had no equal for excellent staff and idyllic facilities in beautiful surroundings.
Responding to the plights of aged, infirm sex workers like Rakhi who are no longer in the trade, the Mamata Banerjee- led West Bengal government has decided to rehabilitate them in a home.
Others on the list of Venerables include Alvaro de Sollano, prelate of Opus Dei; Canadian widow and Handmaidens of Immaculate Heart of Mary, founder Marie Joseph Fitzbach; and American Mary Angeline Teresa, founder of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm (Zenit.org, June 28, 2012).