[ im-pair-muh nt ]
/ ɪmˈpɛər mənt /


the state of being diminished, weakened, or damaged, especially mentally or physically: cognitive impairment in older adults.

Origin of impairment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ ĭm-pârmənt ]


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

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im•pair v.
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