In*firm" (?), a. [L.infirmus: cf.F.infirme. See In- not, and Firm, 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.

"An infirm judgment."

Burke.

Infirm of purpose! Shak.

3.

Not solid or stable; insecure; precarious.

He who fixes on false principles treads or infirm ground. South.

Syn. -- Debilitated; sickly; feeble; decrepit; weak; enfeebled; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile.

 

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In*firm", v. t. [L. infirmare : cf. F.infirmer.]

To weaken; to enfeeble.

[Obs.]

Sir W. Raleigh.

 

© Webster 1913.

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