nearsighted

[ neer-sahy-tid, -sahy- ]
/ ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ- /

adjective

seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.

Origin of nearsighted

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

Related forms

near·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for near-sighted

near-sighted

/ (ˌnɪəˈsaɪtɪd) /

adjective

relating to or suffering from myopia

Derived Forms

near-sightedly, adverbnear-sightedness, noun
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Medicine definitions for near-sighted

nearsighted

[ nîrsī′tĭd ]

adj.

Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.

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