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impairment

[ im-pair-muhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpɛər mənt /
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noun
the state of being diminished, weakened, or damaged, especially mentally or physically: cognitive impairment in older adults.
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Origin of impairment

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Medical definitions for impairment

impairment
[ ĭm-pârmənt ]

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

Other words from impairment

im•pair v.
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