impaired

[ im-paird ]
/ ɪmˈpɛərd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. impactful,
  2. impaction,
  3. impactite,
  4. impactive,
  5. impair,
  6. impairment,
  7. impala,
  8. impale,
  9. impalement,
  10. impalpable

Origin of impaired


Related formsun·im·paired, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unimpaired

unimpaired

/ (ˌʌnɪmˈpɛəd) /

adjective

not reduced or weakened in strength, quality, etc
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Word Origin and History for unimpaired

unimpaired

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of impair. Rare before c.1760.

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