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nearsighted

[ neer-sahy-tid, -sahy- ]
/ ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ- /
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adjective
seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
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Origin of nearsighted

First recorded in 1680–90; near + sight + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM nearsighted

near·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun
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How to use nearsighted in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for nearsighted

near-sighted
/ (ˌnɪəˈsaɪtɪd) /

adjective
relating to or suffering from myopia

Derived forms of near-sighted

near-sightedly, adverbnear-sightedness, noun
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Medical definitions for nearsighted

nearsighted
[ nîrsī′tĭd ]

adj.
Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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