Definition of geriatric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdʒeriˈætrɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒeriˈætrɪk//
    Old age
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  1. 1connected with the branch of medicine concerned with the diseases and care of old people a geriatric patient/ward (= in a hospital) geriatric care/medicine
  2. 2(informal, offensive) used to describe an old person with poor physical or mental health or an old thing in bad condition a geriatric vehicle See related entries: Old age

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