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adjective elderly pronunciation in British English /ˈeldə(r)li/
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  1. an elderly person is old. Many people now think that this word is offensive but it is often used in talking about policies and conditions that affect old people
    An elderly gentleman was standing at the reception desk.
    Not all elderly people can live with their relatives.
    This treatment is unsuitable for patients who are elderly and frail.
    1. b.
      British used about a car or machine that looks old-fashioned or does not work as well as it used to
      He was driving an elderly white Mercedes.

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