Infirmarian to Influence
(In`fir*ma"ri*an) n. A person dwelling in, or having charge of, an infirmary, esp. in a monastic
(In*firm"a*ry) n.; pl. Infirmaries (- riz). [Cf. OE. fermerie, OF. enfermerie, F. infirmerie, LL.
infirmaria. See Infirm.] A hospital, or place where the infirm or sick are lodged and nursed gratuitously,
or where out-patients are treated.
(In*firm"a*tive) a. [Cf. F. infirmatif.] Weakening; annulling, or tending to make void. [Obs.]
(In*firm"a*to*ry) n. An infirmary. [Obs.]
(In*firm"i*ty) n.; pl. Infirmities [L. infirmitas : cf. F. infirmite. See Infirm, a.]
1. The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or weakness; esp., an unsound, unhealthy, or
debilitated state; a disease; a malady; as, infirmity of body or mind.
'T is the infirmity of his age.Shak.
2. A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect.
Will you be cured of your infirmity ?Shak.
A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.Shak.
The house has also its infirmities.Evelyn.
Syn. Debility; imbecility; weakness; feebleness; failing; foible; defect; disease; malady. See Debility.
(In*firm"ly), adv. In an infirm manner.
(In*firm"ness), n. Infirmity; feebleness. Boyle.
(In*fix") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infixed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Infixing.] [L. infixus, p. p of infigere to
infix; pref. in- in + figere to fix: cf. F. infixer. See Fix.]
1. To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in; as, to infix a sting, spear, or dart. Shak.
The fatal dart a ready passage found,Dryden.
And deep within her heart infixed the wound.
2. To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions; as, to infix good principles
in the mind, or ideas in the memory.
(In"fix) n. Something infixed. [R.] Welsford.
(In*flame") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inflamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inflaming.] [OE. enflamen, OF.
enflamer, F. enflammer, L. inflammare, inflammatum; pref. in- in + flammare to flame, fr. flamma
flame. See Flame.]
1. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
We should have made retreatChapman.
By light of the inflamed fleet.