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geriatric

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

geriatric

noun [C] uk   /ˌdʒer.iˈæt.rɪk/ us  
an old person who needs medical care: a clinic for the care of geriatricsThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldPeople who receive medical treatment informal disapproving someone who is old and weak: They were a bunch of hopeless geriatrics.Describing people who are oldThe elderlyThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
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