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Meaning of INFIRMARY

Pronunciation:  in'furmuree

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[n]  a health facility where patients receive treatment

INFIRMARY is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: hospital
 See Also: asylum, burn center, clinic, creche, foundling hospital, health facility, hospital room, hospital ward, insane asylum, institution, lazar house, lazaret, lazarette, lazaretto, medical building, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, military hospital, pesthouse, psychiatric hospital, sanatarium, sanatorium, sanitarium, ward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*firm"a*ry\ ([i^]n*f[~e]rm"[.a]*r[y^]), n.; pl.
{Infirmaries} (-r[i^]z). [Cf. OE. fermerie, OF. enfermerie,
F. infirmerie, LL. infirmaria. See {Infirm}.]
A hospital, or place where the infirm or sick are lodged and
nursed gratuitously, or where out-patients are treated.

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