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 for infirm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infirm \In*firm"\ ([i^]n*f[~e]rm"), a. [L. infirmus: cf. F.
     infirme. See In- not, and Firm, a.]
     1. Not firm or sound; weak; feeble; as, an infirm body; an
        infirm constitution.
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              A poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man. --Shak.
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     2. Weak of mind or will; irresolute; vacillating. "An infirm
        judgment." --Burke.
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              Infirm of purpose!                    --Shak.
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     3. Not solid or stable; insecure; precarious.
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              He who fixes on false principles treads or infirm
              ground.                               --South.
  
     Syn: Debilitated; sickly; feeble; decrepit; weak; enfeebled;
          irresolute; vacillating; imbecile.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infirm \In*firm"\, v. t. [L. infirmare : cf. F. infirmer.]
     To weaken; to enfeeble. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  infirm
      adj 1: lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a
             feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless" [syn:
             decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety,
             sapless, weak, weakly]
      2: lacking firmness of will or character or purpose; "infirm of
         purpose; give me the daggers" - Shakespeare

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "infirm":
     Adamic, abulic, adrift, afloat, afraid, ailing, alternating,
     amorphous, anile, backsliding, cachectic, capricious, carnal,
     changeable, changeful, cowardly, crabbed, crippled, crumbling,
     dangerous, debilitated, decrepit, desultory, deviable,
     disintegrating, dizzy, doddered, doddering, doddery, drained,
     eccentric, enervated, enfeebled, erratic, erring, exhausted,
     failing, faint, fainthearted, fallen, faltering, fast and loose,
     feeble, feebleminded, fickle, fitful, fleshly, flickering, flighty,
     flimsy, flitting, fluctuating, fossilized, fragile, frail,
     freakish, gerontal, gerontic, giddy, hazardous, healthless, ill,
     impetuous, impulsive, impure, in poor health, inconsistent,
     inconstant, indecisive, indisposed, insecure, insubstantial,
     invalid, invertebrate, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, lame,
     languishing, lapsed, mazy, mercurial, moody, moribund, mossbacked,
     moth-eaten, mummylike, of easy virtue, on the decline, pale,
     palsied, papery-skinned, peaked, peaky, peccable, perilous,
     pliable, poor, poorish, postlapsarian, precarious, prodigal,
     provisional, rambling, ravaged with age, recidivist, recidivistic,
     reduced, reduced in health, restless, rickety, risky, rotten,
     rotten at, roving, run to seed, run-down, rusty, scatterbrained,
     senile, shaky, shapeless, shifting, shifty, shriveled, shuffling,
     sick, sickly, slippery, soft, spasmodic, spineless,
     stricken in years, temporary, tentative, ticklish, timeworn,
     tottering, tottery, treacherous, unaccountable, unangelic,
     uncertain, unchaste, unclean, uncontrolled, undependable,
     undisciplined, unfaithworthy, unfirm, unfixed, ungodly, ungood,
     unhealthy, unpredictable, unreliable, unrestrained, unrighteous,
     unsaintly, unsettled, unsolid, unsound, unstable,
     unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsturdy,
     unsubstantial, unsure, untrustworthy, unvirtuous, unwell,
     vacillating, vagrant, valetudinarian, valetudinary, variable,
     vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, virtueless, volatile, wandering,
     wanton, wasted, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, weak, weak-kneed,
     weak-minded, weak-willed, weakened, weakly, whimsical, wishy-washy,
     with low resistance, withered, wizened, wobbling, wobbly
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INFIRM. Weak, feeble. 
       2. When a witness is infirm to an extent likely to destroy his life, or 
  to prevent his attendance at the trial, his testimony de bene esge may be 
  taken at any age. 1 P. Will. 117; see Aged witness.; Going witness. 
  
  

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