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“infirmary” in British English

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infirmarynoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈfɜː.mər.i/ us /ɪnˈfɝː.mɚ.ri/

US a room in a school, college, or university where students who are injured or feeling ill can go to a nurse for treatment

UK old use a hospital. It is now used mainly in the names of hospitals:

Leeds General Infirmary
the Royal Infirmary

(Definition of “infirmary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“infirmary” in American English

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infirmarynoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈfɜr·mə·ri/

an office esp. in a school where someone can receive medical care

(Definition of “infirmary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)