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infirm

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɜːrm; ɪnˈfɜːm/

Translation of infirm in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • (weak) endeble, enfermizo; (ill) enfermo the old and infirm los ancianos y enfermos
    Example sentences
    • Mentally and physically infirm, he stayed in the jail lobby for three days before anyone noticed him.
    • Furthermore, the home was failing to create an environment where mentally ill and physically infirm people could properly be cared for and safely live alongside each other.
    • The development will include an elderly and mentally infirm unit, and 55 residential flats on land adjacent to the cricket ground.

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