nearsighted

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

adjective

seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.

Nearby words

  1. nearest and dearest,
  2. nearly,
  3. nearshore,
  4. nearshoring,
  5. nearside,
  6. nearsightedly,
  7. nearsightedness,
  8. nearthrosis,
  9. neat,
  10. neat line

Origin of nearsighted

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

Related formsnear·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun

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Medicine definitions for nearsighted

nearsighted

[ nîrsī′tĭd ]

adj.

Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.

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