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infirm

in·firm

infirm

pronunciation:
ihn fuhrm
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: weak or ill, as from old age.
My grandfather came to live with us when he became infirm.
synonyms:
feeble, ill, weak
antonyms:
healthy
similar words:
failing, frail, helpless, sick, sickly, unhealthy
derivations: infirmly (adv.), infirmness (n.)
Word Parts
The word infirm contains the following part:
firm Latin root that means make firm; support
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi