Definition of Infirmary

1. Noun. A health facility where patients receive treatment.




Definition of Infirmary

1. n. A hospital, or place where the infirm or sick are lodged and nursed gratuitously, or where out-patients are treated.

Definition of Infirmary

1. Noun. A place where sick or injured people are cared for, especially a small hospital; sickhouse. ¹

2. Noun. A clinic or dispensary within another institution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infirmary

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Medical Definition of Infirmary

1. A clinic or small hospital, especially in a school or college. Origin: L. Infirmarium; see infirm (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Infirmary

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Literary usage of Infirmary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue by Princeton University (1917)
"infirmary REGULATIONS 1. The Sanitary Committee shall have general control of the medical administration of the infirmary, the care of patients, ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"The child fell ¡11 with periostitis of the shoulder, and could not be sent home, yet at the infirmary they hesitated to take this paying patient. ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical JournalMedicine (1893)
"Royal infirmary ; Lecturer on Midwifery and Diseases of Women, School of Medicine, Edinburgh. ... D., FRCS Ed., Surgeon to the Edinburgh Royal infirmary. ..."

4. Bulletin by Illinois Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women (1905)
"Harvard College established a Department of Medical Visitation, and has provided two buildings constituting the infirmary, or hospital, of the college, ..."

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