infirmity


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in·fir·mi·ty

(in-fĭr'mi-tē),
A weakness; an abnormal, more or less disabling, condition of mind or body.
[see infirm]

infirmity

(ĭn-fûr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. infirmi·ties
a. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty: the infirmity brought on by the disease.
b. A bodily ailment or weakness: complained about his infirmities.

in·firm·i·ty

(in-fĭr'mi-tē)
A weakness; an abnormal, more or less disabling, condition of mind or body.
See also: infirm

in·firm·i·ty

(in-fĭr'mi-tē)
A weakness; an abnormal condition of mind or body.
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1, 2007) the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH "to better reflect its dedication to the basic understanding that sexual health is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, and infirmity, but also the presence of pleasurable and safe sexual enjoyment and satisfaction, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence.
in the flesh" (2 Corinthians), which may well have been some sort of physical infirmity.
But I'd like to give these kids the benefit of the doubt and presume they were suffering from some form of physical or mental infirmity.
Which is not to say, given his age and level of infirmity, that it's wrong but that it shouldn't be so mealymouthed about it.
Administrator Mark McClellan said the agency wants more states to join in the second phase of this demonstration project to test the most efficient ways to communicate the need for planning for the prospect of an illness or other infirmity as one ages.