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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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David Loughton, the trust's chief executive, said "We are very pleased that the final move of the Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary is complete.
The cash-strapped Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, which is expected to be pounds 37 million overspent by March 2008, is selling off the infirmary site, in Chapel Ash, as part of cost cutting measures.
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