frail

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Synonyms for frail

the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs

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a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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physically weak

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wanting in moral strength, courage, or will

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easily broken or damaged or destroyed

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Francis, in a beautifully cut grey suit, was an understandably frailer figure than the shattered man who was comforted by his patron after that most inexplicable of disasters on the Aintree run-in in 1956.
Participants' inpatient use of nursing homes and hospitals is similar to those in Medicare fee-for-service--2,180 days per 1,000 in 1997--even though they are much frailer than the average Medicare recipient.
As the years pass, they become frailer and weaker and increasingly need OUR care and attention.
Those caring for adult patients also said they are having to care for more elderly patients who are sicker and frailer and require complex care packages before they can be discharged, which can clog patient flow through the hospital.
They swallow you up, making you look frailer, not bigger.
A frailer force than when topping the world rankings in the early 1990s - particularly on the greens which are so tricky on the Roman Road - Woosnam nevertheless negotiated 25 holes before dropping his first shot of the tournament.
MICHAEL Jackson looked frailer than ever yesterday as he was late for his sex abuse trial again.
Like everyone else, people with a learning disability are living longer than ever before, which means more and more people are being cared for in the family home by parents who are themselves getting older and frailer.
But by going into patients' homes it makes it more convenient for them and we can also use frailer patients, making the study more representative of the population.
Dean left the soap in 1990 but made a poignant return to Brookside Close last year after filming three episodes when a much frailer Harry Cross returned to his old home suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
Many sponsors report that frailer residents need more direct care than the 45-minute minimum covered by a standard monthly fee.
Nursing director Liz Yates apologised to those affected and blamed it on an increasing number of older, sicker and frailer A&E patients.
In large part, this is because people are living longer, and many of our seniors now are older and frailer.
Who knows how tragic the consequences might be if these thugs lash out at someone frailer than Mr Gilmore?
Sue Gregory, nurse director for Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, said, 'Generally, patients are sicker and frailer than we would have expected in the past and the wards are working at 100% capacity, which means that we have to provide nursing levels over and above the core staffing levels which would previously have been acceptable.