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im·pair

 (ĭm-pâr′)
tr.v. im·paired, im·pair·ing, im·pairs
To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality: an injury that impaired my hearing; a severe storm impairing communications.

[Middle English empairen, from Old French empeirer, from Vulgar Latin *impēiōrāre : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin pēior, worse; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

im·pair′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impairment - the occurrence of a change for the worseimpairment - the occurrence of a change for the worse
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
detriment, hurt - a damage or loss
deformation, distortion - a change for the worse
ravel, ladder, run - a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
2.impairment - a symptom of reduced quality or strength
decay - an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
corrosion - a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
desolation, devastation - the state of being decayed or destroyed
decrepitude, dilapidation - a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
wear - impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear"
3.impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitnessimpairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
bandy leg, bandyleg, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara, bow leg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
anorgasmia - absence of an orgasm in sexual relations
dysphasia - an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
astasia - inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
amputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
hearing disorder, hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
dysomia - impairment of the sense of smell
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
hypesthesia, hypoesthesia - impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity
genu valgum, knock-knee, tibia valga - an inward slant of the thigh
pigeon toes - disability in which the toes are turned inward; often associated with knock-knee
bandy legs, bow leg, bow legs - outward curvature of the legs
disintegration - a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system; "a disintegration of personality"
4.impairment - damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
scathe, damage, harm, hurt - the act of damaging something or someone
5.impairment - the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

impairment

noun disability, disorder, defect, complaint, ailment, affliction, malady, disablement, infirmity He has a visual impairment in his right eye.

impairment

noun
An act, instance, or consequence of breaking:
Translations
إضْعاف
zhoršení
skadesvækkelse
megrongálódásrongálódás
skaîi; hrönun
boz mazarar verme

impairment

[ɪmˈpɛəmənt] N (physical, mental) → discapacidad f; (= deterioration) → deterioro m

impairment

[ɪmˈpɛərmənt] nhandicap m
a visual impairment → un handicap visuel

impairment

n
no pl (= weakening: of judgement, mental functions) → Beeinträchtigung f
(= defect)Schaden m; hearing/visual impairmentHör-/Sehschaden m; speech or language impairmentSprachfehler m

impair

(imˈpeə) verb
to damage, weaken or make less good. He was told that smoking would impair his health.
imˈpairment noun

impairment

n discapacidad f, trastorno, deficiencia, pérdida; hearing — discapacidad auditiva
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