Infirmary In*firm"a*ry ([i^]n*f[~e]rm"[.a]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Infirmaries} (-r[i^]z). [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. [1913 Webster]

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