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geriatric

adjective uk   us   /ˌdʒer.iˈæt.rɪk/
for or relating to old people, especially those who are ill: a geriatric hospital/ward/nurse informal disapproving old and weak: Who's going to elect a geriatric President?

geriatric

noun [C] uk   us   /ˌdʒer.iˈæt.rɪk/
an old person who needs medical care: a clinic for the care of geriatrics informal disapproving someone who is old and weak: They were a bunch of hopeless geriatrics.
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