What does impairment mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, impairmentnoun

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

  2. deterioration, impairmentnoun

    a symptom of reduced quality or strength

  3. disability, disablement, handicap, impairmentnoun

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

    "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

  4. impairmentnoun

    damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

  5. stultification, constipation, impairment, deadeningnoun

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


  1. impairmentnoun

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

  2. impairmentnoun

    A downward revaluation, a write-down.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Impairmentnoun

    Diminution; injury.

    Etymology: from impair.

    His posterity, at this distance, and after so perpetual impairment, cannot but condemn the poverty of Adam's conception, that thought to obscure himself from his Creator in the shade of the garden. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i.


  1. impairment

    Impairment is a state or condition in which an individual's normal mental, physical, sensory, or cognitive function is weakened, diminished, or damaged. It can be caused by various factors such as injury, disease, or aging, and often interferes with the individual's daily life activities or functional capabilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impairmentnoun

    the state of being impaired; injury

  2. Etymology: [OE. enpeirement, OF. empirement.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impairment in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impairment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of impairment in a Sentence

  1. Gastroenterologist Neeraj Sachdeva:

    There are so many factors in addition to genetics, in addition to environmental factors. … Certainly as individuals or communities age, ethnicity, sex …. as well as whether an individual has hepatic or reno impairment …. all these things determine how fast we break down opioids and how much of the biproducts we measure in the urine.

  2. Alzheimers Association saysWith many doctors:

    We find that dementia and cognitive impairment are much more prevalent in the general population than most people are aware of.

  3. Richard Peters:

    He seemed quite clear and lucid, whereas this may seem like very irrational behavior, he didnt appear to me to be facing any challenges or mental impairment, other than holding fairly extreme views.

  4. Susan Kelly:

    In addition, overeating or consuming a lot of calories in a shorter period is linked with an increased risk of memory-related problems and overall cognitive impairment, overeating causes obesity that contributes to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases, which are believed to be further causing Alzheimer’s and other brain illnesses.

  5. Richard Bleicher:

    I suspect that the biggest improvement will be for things outside of X-rays, laboratory studies, and physical examinations, issues such as sexual health, cognitive impairment, fatigue and other personal issues and symptoms are probably addressed in a widely varied and inconsistent fashion, if at all, in many practices.

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