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IMPAIRED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impaired mean? 

IMPAIRED (adjective)
  The adjective IMPAIRED has 2 senses:

1. diminished in strength, quality, or utility
2. mentally or physically unfit

  Familiarity information: IMPAIRED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPAIRED (adjective)


Sense 1impaired [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diminished in strength, quality, or utility

Context example:

impaired eyesight

Similar:

visually impaired (visual impairment resulting from faulty refraction of light rays in the eye)

dyslectic; dyslexic (having impaired ability to comprehend written words usually associated with a neurologic disorder)

dysfunctional (impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ)

diminished; lessened; vitiated; weakened (impaired by diminution)

dickey; dicky ((British informal) faulty)

broken (weakened and infirm)

anosmic (having impaired sense of smell)

Also:

damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)

injured (usually used of physical or mental injury to persons)

Antonym:

unimpaired (not damaged or diminished in any respect)


Sense 2impaired [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mentally or physically unfit

Synonyms:

afflicted; impaired

Similar:

unfit (not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition)


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