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infirmary

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɜːrməri; ɪnˈfɜːməri/

Translation of infirmary in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (hospital) hospital (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • There were also in Baghdad numerous colleges of learning, hospitals, infirmaries for both sexes and lunatic asylums.
    • Nuns also provided cheap personnel for preschools, infirmaries, sanitariums, asylums, soup kitchens, and orphanages, especially in the North.
    • Soon the hotel began to resemble an infirmary, with dozens of guests in various stages of illness strewn around the lobby every night.
    1.2 (medical room) enfermería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • When I went down to the prison infirmary, I walked down there on my own and I didn't really lose much blood.
    • Her eyes opened and she stared up at him curiously, seeming not in the least bit surprised to be sleeping in the prison infirmary.
    • Phineas is taken to the school's infirmary where he is cared for by Doctor Stanhope.

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