Meaning of GERIATRIC in English

GERIATRIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒeriætrɪk ]

( geriatrics)

1.

Geriatric is used to describe things relating to the illnesses and medical care of old people. ( MEDICAL )

There is a question mark over the future of geriatric care...

The geriatric patients will be moved out.

ADJ : ADJ n

2.

Geriatrics is the study of the illnesses that affect old people and the medical care of old people.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

If you describe someone as a geriatric , you are implying that they are old and that their mental or physical condition is poor. This use could cause offence.

He will complain about having to spend time with such a boring bunch of geriatrics.

...how can it be acceptable to have a load of geriatric judges deciding what should happen?

N-COUNT : oft N n [ disapproval ]

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