Infirmary meaning

ĭn-fûrmə-rē
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A clinic or dispensary within another institution.
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A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or dispensary in an institution.
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A place for the care of the sick, injured, or infirm; esp., a building or room, as in a school, that serves as a hospital or dispensary.
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A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or dispensary in an institution.
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A place where sick or injured people are cared for, especially a small hospital; sickhouse.
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Origin of infirmary

  • Middle English infirmarie from Medieval Latin īnfirmāria from Latin īnfirmus infirm infirm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin infirmaria, from Latin infirmus.

    From Wiktionary