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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty.
  • noun A bodily ailment or weakness.
  • noun Weakness of resolution or character.
  • noun A moral failing or defect in character.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being infirm; weakness; especially, an unsound or unhealthy state of the body; a malady: as, the infirmities of age.
  • noun A weakness; failing; fault; foible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or weakness; esp., an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated state; a disease; a malady.
  • noun A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun feebleness, frailty or ailment, especially due to old age.
  • noun a moral weakness or defect

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

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