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Impaired definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IMPA'IRED, pp. Diminished; injured; weakened.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight" [ant: unimpaired]
2: mentally or physically unfit [syn: afflicted, impaired]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1582 being in a less than perfect or whole condition: as a. disabled or functionally defective often used in combination <hearing-impaired> b. intoxicated by alcohol or narcotics <driving while impaired>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impair Im*pair", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impaired; p. pr. & vb. n. Impairing.] [Written also empair.] [OE. empeiren, enpeiren, OF. empeirier, empirier, F. empirer, LL. impejorare; L. pref. im- in + pejorare to make worse, fr. pejor worse. Cf. Appair.] To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value. Time sensibly all things impairs. --Roscommon. In years he seemed, but not impaired by years. --Pope. Syn: To diminish; decrease; injure; weaken; enfeeble; debilitate; reduce; debase; deteriorate.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see impair

Moby Thesaurus

adulterated, aggravated, blemished, broken, burned, burst, busted, checked, chipped, cracked, crazed, cut, damaged, defective, deficient, deteriorated, embittered, erroneous, exacerbated, fallible, faulty, flawed, found wanting, harmed, hurt, immature, imperfect, imprecise, impure, in bits, in pieces, in shards, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, inexact, injured, irritated, lacerated, lacking, makeshift, mangled, marred, mediocre, mixed, mutilated, not perfect, off, partial, patchy, rent, ruptured, scalded, scorched, shattered, short, sketchy, slashed, slit, smashed, split, spoiled, sprung, the worse for, torn, undeveloped, uneven, unfinished, unperfected, unsound, unthorough, wanting, weakened, worse, worse off, worsened



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