- weakened, diminished, or damaged: impaired hearing; to rebuild an impaired bridge.
- functioning poorly or inadequately: Consumption of alcohol results in an impaired driver.
- deficient or incompetent (usually preceded by an adverb or noun): morally impaired; sports-impaired.
Origin of impaired
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Examples from the Web for unimpaired
He proceeded to demonstrate that his sense of humor was unimpaired.Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian Poet Killed in Westgate Mall Attack
September 24, 2013
You will understand that my faculty of observing was unimpaired.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
He possessed an unimpaired physical solidity which was manifest to me at the contact.The Shadow-Line
It was therefore with unimpaired vigour that they rushed on to the combat.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.
For the natural powers, say they, are unimpaired, not only in man but even in the devil.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
They will then keep for six months, or even more, unimpaired.On the Equator
Harry de Windt
- not reduced or weakened in strength, quality, etc
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Word Origin and History for unimpaired
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