Definitions for Impairment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to make or cause to become worse; weaken; damage:

    habits that impair one's health.

Origin of impair:

1250–1300; ME empairen to make worse < MF empeirer=em-im-1+peirer to make worse < LL pējōrāre, v. der. of L pējor worse


Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, impairment(noun)

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

  2. deterioration, impairment(noun)

    a symptom of reduced quality or strength

  3. disability, disablement, handicap, impairment(noun)

    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

    "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

  4. impairment(noun)

    damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

  5. stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening(noun)

    the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)


  1. impairment(Noun)

    The result of being impaired; a deterioration or weakening; a disability or handicap; an inefficient part or factor.

  2. impairment(Noun)

    A downward revaluation, a write-down.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impairment(noun)

    the state of being impaired; injury

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