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im·paired

 (ĭm-pârd′)
adj.
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.

impaired

(ɪmˈpɛəd)
adj
reduced or weakened in strength, quality, etcwith reduced or weakened mental capacitywith reduced or weakened physical capacity

im•paired

(ɪmˈpɛərd)

adj.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 unfitimpaired - 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

adjective damaged, flawed, faulty, defective, imperfect, unsound The blast left him with permanently impaired vision.
Translations

impaired

[ɪmˈpɛərd] adj [organ, vision] → abîmé(e), détérioré(e)
His memory is impaired → Il a des problèmes de mémoire.
mentally impaired → intellectuellement diminué(e)
physically impaired → physiquement diminué(e)

impaired

[ɪmˈpɛəd] adj (faculties, hearing) → deteriorato/a, indebolito/a
visually impaired → videoleso/a

impaired

a. impedido-a, baldado-a; desmejorado-a, debilitado-a.
References in classic literature ?
He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.
However much his influence among his people had been impaired by his occasional and besetting weakness, as well as by his desertion of the tribe, his courage and his fame as an orator were undeniable.
If he had been Satan himself there would have been plenty of weak- lings ready to scribble their names to a pardon-petition, and drip a tear on it from their permanently impaired and leaky water-works.
As if his memory were impaired, or his faculties disordered, the prisoner made an effort to rally his attention.
The picture I had before me, of the beautiful little treasure of my heart, sobbing and crying all night - of her being alone, frightened, and wretched, then - of her having so piteously begged and prayed that stony-hearted woman to forgive her - of her having vainly offered her those kisses, work-boxes, and trinkets - of her being in such grievous distress, and all for me - very much impaired the little dignity I had been able to muster.
We heard, that, having remained in Palestine, on account of his impaired health, after the departure of the English army, he had experienced the persecution of the French faction, to whom the Templars are known to be attached.
That my health was much impaired, by the continual drudgery of entertaining the rabble every hour of the day; and that, if my master had not thought my life in danger, her majesty would not have got so cheap a bargain.
In the cheaper schools, what is gained by the longer existence of the Specimen is lost, partly in the expenditure for food, and partly in the diminished accuracy of the angles, which are impaired after a few weeks of constant "feeling".
That he was old was quite evident, but if his age had impaired his physical or mental powers in the slightest it was not apparent.
Oh, gentlemen, you see it is all useless, and that my father's mind is really impaired," said Villefort.
Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.
The poor girl had not entered into any calculation of the expense of lodgings, of fuel, of clothes, of health impaired, and as for any resources for illness or accidents, she was totally without them.