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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bodily ailment or weakness, especially one brought on by old age.
  • n. Frailty; feebleness.
  • n. A condition or disease producing weakness.
  • n. A failing or defect in a person's character.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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