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infirm

(Irresolute), adjective changeable, easily led, faint-hearted, faltering, fickle, inconstant, indecisive, pliable, precarious, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, unstable, unsteady, untrustworthy, vacillating, wavering

infirm

(Weak), adjective ailing, debilitated, defective, deteriorated, enfeebled, failing, feeble, flimsy, fragile, frail, frangible, helpless, imperfect, impotent, insecure, languid, nonsubstantial, powerless, sickly, wasted, weakened, withered, worn
See also: defective, imperfect, insecure, insubstantial, nonsubstantial, powerless, precarious, unsound

INFIRM. Weak, feeble.
     2. When a witness is infirm to an extent likely to destroy his life, or to prevent his attendance at the trial, his testimony de bene esge may be taken at any age. 1 P. Will. 117; see Aged witness.; Going witness.

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Southport elderly and mentally infirm (EMI) Nursing Home Group has written to the authority's social services department giving it notice of a price increase of pounds 50.
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Every day we read of drastic cuts in needed health services, educational funds, programs for the aged, infirm and disabled.
Four Seasons invests in and operates facilities in the United Kingdom, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man for the care of elderly or mentally infirm people.
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I WROTE to the council regarding the Parks Department failing to cut back the hedges on the properties of the elderly and the infirm.
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