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infirmity Line breaks: in|firm|ity
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɜːməti/

Definition of infirmity in English:

noun (plural infirmities)

[mass noun]
Physical or mental weakness: old age and infirmity come to men and women alike [count noun]: the infirmities of old age
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  • Clients are people who are unable to use regular public transport because of physical and sometimes mental disability or infirmity.
  • The claimant's interpretation gives the clause a more tautological aspect in as much as it would have the tendency to treat the condition and the physical infirmity or illness as the same thing.
  • Health expenses means expenditure on the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of illness, injury, infirmity or disability.

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