1. in- "not, opposite of" + firm.
2. => not firm, not strong, unhealthy, weak.
- infirm (adj.)
- late 14c., "weak, unsound" (of things), from Latin infirmus "weak, frail, feeble" (figuratively "superstitious, pusillanimous, inconstant"), from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + firmus (see firm (adj.)). Of persons, "not strong, unhealthy," first recorded c. 1600. As a noun from 1711.
- 1. We are here to protect and assist the weak and infirm.
- 2. care for the elderly and infirm
- 3. He was over eighty years of age, infirm and totally blind.
- 他八十多岁了,身体虚弱, 双目失明.
- 4. His already infirm body was racked by high fever.
- 5. Let the sails be rags and the sailors infirm and sickly.
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