Impairment

/ɪmˈpɛːm(ə)nt/

Origin

impair+ -ment (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Impairment

Impairment

noun

  1. the state of being diminished, weakened, or damaged, especially mentally or physically:

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Impairment

n.

  1. Weakening, damage, or deterioration, especially as a result of injury or disease.

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Impairment

noun

  1. The state or fact of being impaired, especially in a specified faculty.

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Impairment

noun

  1. : the act of impairing something or the state or condition of being impaired : diminishment or loss of function or ability … it does not help reverse the impairment of cognitive activity caused by diazepam …— Corby Kummer Trichloroethylene has been classified by EPA as a probable human carcinogen, although its primary effect is impairment of the central nervous system. — Chemical & Engineering News Persons with hearing impairments can now get information about local parks and their facilities by calling the recently installed TDD phone numbers within the Parks Department. — Maryland Magazine Studies show that roughly 11 percent of all kindergarteners have speech or language impairments … — The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News

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Example sentences for Impairment

  1. A more precise association of THC levels and degrees of impairment are not yet available.
  2. Yet in this case, the degree of impairment seems to have been similar on both sides.
  3. In general, the disabled folks are vulnerable to exploitation, in part because of the nature of their impairment.
  4. As a group, no overall statistically significant improvement or impairment was seen as a result of taking Adderall.
  5. But without any evidence of impairment, the FHP had no choice but to give Woods a routine traffic citation.
  6. The aim is to remove all the disease with the least impairment of function and the minimum sacrifice of healthy tissue.
  7. Physical examina tion on this admission was negative, except for some impairment of vision, for which he was given eye-glasses.
  8. This impairment has taken the form of constant and irritating passenger train delays.
  9. Impairment of credit, money stringency and a general declining market were partly responsible.
  10. She was a short, stoutly built figure, somewhat past the middle of life, but without any impairment of activity in her movements.

Related words & Synonyms

deterioration, ruination, wreckage, damage, destruction

Nearby words

impaction , impactite , impactive , impair , impaired , impala , impale , impalpable , impanation , impanel

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