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"infirm" in British English

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infirmadjective

uk   /ɪnˈfɜːm/  us   /-ˈfɝːm/ formal
ill or ​needingcare, ​especially for ​longperiods and often because of ​oldage: She was too ​elderly and infirm to ​remain at ​home.

infirmnoun [plural]

uk   /ɪnˈfɜːm/  us   /-ˈfɝːm/ formal
the infirm people who are ​ill for ​longperiods: The ​old and the infirm are the most ​susceptible to this ​disease.
(Definition of infirm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"infirm" in American English

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infirmadjective

 us   /ɪnˈfɜrm/
physically or ​mentallyweak, esp. because of ​oldage or ​illness
(Definition of infirm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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