n. pl. in·fir·ma·ries
A place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured, especially a small hospital or dispensary in an institution.
[Middle English infirmarie, from Medieval Latin īnfirmāria, from Latin īnfirmus, infirm; see INFIRM.]
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