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impaired


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impaired 
  adj  1:  diminished  in  strength,  quality,  or  utility;  "impaired 
  eyesight"  [ant:  {unimpaired}] 
  2:  mentally  or  physically  unfit  [syn:  {afflicted}] 




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