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1. Diminished, damaged, or weakened: an impaired sense of smell.
2. Functioning poorly or incompetently: a driver so tired as to be impaired.
3. Having a physical or mental disability.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who have a physical or mental disability considered as a group. Usually used in combination: communication aids for the speech-impaired.
reduced or weakened in strength, quality, etcwith reduced or weakened mental capacitywith reduced or weakened physical capacity
1. weakened, diminished, or damaged: impaired hearing; to rebuild an impaired bridge.
2. functioning poorly or inadequately: Consumption of alcohol results in an impaired driver.
3. Facetious. deficient or incompetent (prec. by a noun or adverb): VCR-impaired; morally impaired.
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|Adj.||1.||impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"|
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
injured - harmed; "injured soldiers"; "injured feelings"
unimpaired - not damaged or diminished in any respect; "his speech remained unimpaired"
|2.||impaired - mentally or physically unfit |
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
impaired[ɪmˈpɛəd] adj (faculties, hearing) → deteriorato/a, indebolito/a
visually impaired → videoleso/a
a. impedido-a, baldado-a; desmejorado-a, debilitado-a.