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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.
[1610–15]
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 ?
But it was nice to see that any unpleasantness he had endured in his native land had not impaired his ardent patriotism.
He suffered from dyspepsia, and he might often be seen sucking a tablet of pepsin; in the morning his appetite was poor; but this affliction alone would hardly have impaired his spirits.
Tho' my Charms are now considerably softened and somewhat impaired by the Misfortunes I have undergone, I was once beautiful.
Our friendship cannot be impaired by it, and in happier times, when your situation is as independent as mine, it will unite us again in the same intimacy as ever.
But although the bodily powers of the great man were thus impaired, his mental energies retained their pristine vigour.
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.
He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.
In one of these two instances of a craving for stimulants, developed from sheer anxiety, I cannot assert that the man's seaman-like qualities were impaired in the least.
Sparsit was an interesting spectacle on her arrival at her journey's end; but considered in any other light, the amount of damage she had by that time sustained was excessive, and impaired her claims to admiration.
Sparsit, 'my nerves are at present too much shaken, and my health is at present too much impaired, in your service, to admit of my doing more than taking refuge in tears.
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".
As soon as the interviewers came to know that I am visually impaired, they simply refused to interview me and said they do not have a policy on induction of visually-impaired people into the department.