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infirmary

[in-fur-muh-ree]
noun, plural infirmaries.
1.
a place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured; hospital or facility serving as a hospital: a school infirmary.
2.
a dispensary.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin infirmāria. See infirm, -ary

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infirmary (ɪnˈfɜːmərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
a place for the treatment of the sick or injured; dispensary; hospital

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infirmary
1451, from M.L. infirmaria, from L. infirmus "weak, frail," (see infirm). The common name for a public hospital in 18c. England.
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infirmary in·fir·ma·ry (ĭn-fûr'mə-rē)
n.
A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or clinic in an institution or school.

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