infirmary


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in·fir·ma·ry

 (ĭn-fûr′mə-rē)
n. pl. in·fir·ma·ries
A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or dispensary in an institution.

[Middle English infirmarie, from Medieval Latin īnfirmāria, from Latin īnfirmus, infirm; see infirm.]

infirmary

(ɪnˈfɜːmərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Medicine) a place for the treatment of the sick or injured; dispensary; hospital

in•fir•ma•ry

(ɪnˈfɜr mə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured; hospital or facility serving as a hospital: a school infirmary.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatmentinfirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment
burn center - a center where patients with severe burns can be treated
clinic - a healthcare facility for outpatient care
creche, foundling hospital - a hospital where foundlings (infant children of unknown parents) are taken in and cared for
hospital room - a room in a hospital for the care of patients
lazar house, lazaret, lazarette, lazaretto, pesthouse - hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
maternity hospital - a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
health facility, healthcare facility, medical building - building where medicine is practiced
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
military hospital - hospital for soldiers and other military personnel
sanatarium, sanatorium, sanitarium - a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases
hospital ward, ward - block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; "they put her in a 4-bed ward"
Translations
مُسْتَوْصَف، غُرفَة تَمْريضمَشْفَى
nemocnice
hospital
sairashuone
ambulanta
sjúkrahús
診療所
병원
sjukavdelning
โรงพยาบาล
bệnh xá

infirmary

[ɪnˈfɜːmərɪ] N (= hospital) → hospital m, clínica f; (in school, prison, barracks) → enfermería f

infirmary

[ɪnˈfɜːrməri] n
hôpital m
(in school, prison)infirmerie f

infirmary

n (= hospital)Krankenhaus nt; (in school etc) → Krankenzimmer ntor -stube f; (in prison, barracks) → (Kranken)revier nt, → Krankenstation f

infirmary

[ɪnˈfɜːmərɪ] n (hospital) → ospedale m; (in school, prison, barracks) → infermeria

infirm

(inˈfəːm) adjective
(of a person) weak or ill. elderly and infirm people.
inˈfirmaryplural inˈfirmaries noun
a name given to some hospitals.
inˈfirmityplural inˈfirmities noun
weakness or illness.

infirmary

مَشْفَى nemocnice hospital Krankenhaus αναρρωτήριο enfermería sairashuone infirmerie ambulanta infermeria 診療所 병원 ziekenhuis sykestue izba chorych enfermaria лазарет sjukavdelning โรงพยาบาล revir bệnh xá 医院

in·fir·ma·ry

n. enfermería, establecimiento de salud local donde se atiende a personas enfermas o lesionadas.

infirmary

n (pl -ries) (ant) enfermería, local m or dependencia para enfermos o heridos
References in classic literature ?
Being far too ill to remain in the common prison, he was removed, after the first day or so, into the infirmary.
If he were to sit there and die of cold, there would be mighty little gained; better the police cell and the chances of a jury trial, than the miserable certainty of death at a dyke-side before the next winter's dawn, or death a little later in the gas- lighted wards of an infirmary.
Whereof you must foresee that one of them be for an infirmary, if the prince or any special person should be sick, with chambers, bed-chamber, antecamera, and recamera joining to it.
A fine fever hospital in addition to the old infirmary might be the nucleus of a medical school here, when once we get our medical reforms; and what would do more for medical education than the spread of such schools over the country?
With regard to the old infirmary, we have gained the initial point--I mean your election.
Now a point which I have much at heart to secure is a new regulation as to clerical attendance at the old infirmary.
Bulstrode began to speak with a more chiselled emphasis--"the subject is likely to be referred to the medical board of the infirmary, and what I trust I may ask of you is, that in virtue of the cooperation between us which I now look forward to, you will not, so far as you are concerned, be influenced by my opponents in this matter.
Hungerford came all the way over from Norwich to beg for the infirmary there, and he gave her nothing.
Visions of a workhouse infirmary for her child had haunted the old woman in the basement breakfast-room of the decayed Belgravian house.
The jail might have been the infirmary, the infirmary might have been the jail, the town-hall might have been either, or both, or anything else, for anything that appeared to the contrary in the graces of their construction.
Now, although the warder's room was a very uncomfortable one (being, in every point of decoration and convenience, several hundred degrees inferior to the common infirmary of a county jail), it had at present the merit of being wholly deserted save by Mr.