Infirm

Definition of Infirm

In`firm´   Pronunciation: ĭn`fẽrm´
a.1.Not firm or sound; weak; feeble; as, an infirm body; an infirm constitution.
A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man.
- Shak.
2.Weak of mind or will; irresolute; vacillating.
Infirm of purpose!
- Shak.
3.Not solid or stable; insecure; precarious.
He who fixes on false principles treads or infirm ground.
- South.
v. t.1.To weaken; to enfeeble.

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