geriatric ( geriatrics plural )
1 adj Geriatric is used to describe things relating to the illnesses and medical care of old people. (MEDICAL) ADJ n
There is a question mark over the future of geriatric care..., The geriatric patients will be moved out.
2 n-uncount Geriatrics is the study of the illnesses that affect old people and the medical care of old people.
3 n-count 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.
oft N n (disapproval)
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?
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