View synonyms for impaired


[ im-paird ]


  1. weakened, diminished, or damaged:

    to rebuild an impaired bridge.

  2. functioning poorly or inadequately:

    Consumption of alcohol results in an impaired driver.

  3. deficient or incompetent (usually preceded by an adverb or noun):

    morally impaired; sports-impaired.

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  • unim·paired adjective

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Example Sentences

Some sites require a short hike to the ruins, but most are fully accessible to those with impaired mobility.

If you’re visually impaired, you’ll need assistance if you go to get groceries.

Now, increasing evidence suggests that a significant minority of Covid-19 patients get very ill because of an impaired interferon response.

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This is why you need legible text for the visually impaired.

As Gunnar and others have shown, impaired stress responses can return to normal during puberty, raising the possibility that imbalances created by early trauma can be erased.

Girma realized that law was her best tool to get equal footing for herself and the wider population of impaired Americans.

The fewer diagnostic criteria required to call a person impaired, the more “any difficulty whatsoever” can be deemed impairment.

Hockey outcomes are not obstacles to the mathematically impaired.

The results showed that while THC and alcohol combined impaired driving, THC had only a negligible effect on driving.

Four broke off Ambien usage after experiencing impaired concentration, continuing or aggravated depression, and manic reaction.

A friendship had arisen between them, which the years had idealized rather than impaired.

Of course if both parties agree to them, the validity of the deed is not impaired.

Madame Roland devoted herself so entirely to the studies in which her husband was engaged that her health was seriously impaired.

Mrs. Veal had been, subject to fits, and she asks if Mrs. Bargrave does not think she is "mightily impaired by her fits?"

Their main features are unchanged, although time and decay have greatly impaired their structure and defaced their beauty.


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