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Definitions and Synonyms of impairment | Another word for impairment | What is impairment?

Definition 1: damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality - [noun denoting act]

(impairment is a kind of ...) the act of damaging something or someone

Definition 2: the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for impairment in the sense of this definition

(impairment is a kind of ...) changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

Definition 3: the occurrence of a change for the worse - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for impairment in the sense of this definition

(impairment is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of impairment ) a damage or loss

(... is a kind of impairment ) a change for the worse

(... is a kind of impairment ) a row of unravelled stitches

"she got a run in her stocking"

Definition 4: the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness - [noun denoting state]

Samples where impairment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reading disability
  • hearing impairment

Synonyms for impairment in the sense of this definition

(impairment is a kind of ...) poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)

(... is a kind of impairment ) a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)

(... is a kind of impairment ) outward curvature of the legs

(... is a kind of impairment ) disability in which the toes are turned inward; often associated with knock-knee

(... is a kind of impairment ) an inward slant of the thigh

(... is a kind of impairment ) impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity

(... is a kind of impairment ) the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

(... is a kind of impairment ) impairment of the sense of sight

(... is a kind of impairment ) impairment of the sense of smell

(... is a kind of impairment ) impairment of the sense of hearing

(... is a kind of impairment ) a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs

(... is a kind of impairment ) inability to stand due to muscular incoordination

(... is a kind of impairment ) a disability that interferes with or prevents walking

(... is a kind of impairment ) an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage

(... is a kind of impairment ) absence of an orgasm in sexual relations

(... is a kind of impairment ) a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system

"a disintegration of personality"

Definition 5: a symptom of reduced quality or strength - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for impairment in the sense of this definition

(impairment is a kind of ...) an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying

"the corpse was in an advanced state of decay" "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"

(... is a kind of impairment ) a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action

(... is a kind of impairment ) the state of being decayed or destroyed

(... is a kind of impairment ) a state of deterioration due to old age or long use

(... is a kind of impairment ) impairment resulting from long use

"the tires showed uneven wear"

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