[ kog-ni-tiv im-pair-muhnt ]
/ ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv ɪmˈpɛər mənt /
a temporary or permanent loss of mental functions, causing forgetfulness, lack of concentration, learning difficulties, and other reductions in effective thinking.
Origin of cognitive impairment
First recorded in 1960–65
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