AskDefine | Define infirmary

Dictionary Definition

infirmary n : a health facility where patients receive treatment [syn: hospital]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A place where sick or injured people are cared for, especially a small hospital
  2. A clinic or dispensary within another institution

Extensive Definition

An infirmary is a hospital.
The Infirmary can refer to:
Mobile Infirmary, Mobile, AL

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

VA hospital, asylum, base hospital, clinic, community hospital, convalescent home, convalescent hospital, dispensary, evacuation hospital, field hospital, general hospital, home, hospital, inpatient clinic, maison de sante, mental hospital, nursing home, osteopathic hospital, outpatient clinic, policlinic, polyclinic, private hospital, proprietary hospital, public hospital, rest home, sanatorium, sick bay, sickbed, sickroom, special hospital, station hospital, surgery, surgical hospital, teaching hospital, veterans hospital, voluntary hospital, ward, well-baby clinic
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