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impairment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impairment  \Im*pair"ment\,  n.  [OE.  enpeirement  OF  empirement.] 
  The  state  of  being  impaired;  injury.  ``The  impairment  of  my 
  health.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impairment 
  n  1:  the  occurrence  of  a  change  for  the  worse  [syn:  {damage},  {harm}] 
  2:  a  symptom  of  reduced  quality  or  strength  [syn:  {deterioration}] 
  3:  the  condition  of  being  unable  to  perform  as  a  consequence  of 
  physical  or  mental  unfitness  [syn:  {disability},  {disablement}, 
  {handicap}] 
  4:  damage  that  results  in  a  reduction  of  strength  or  quality 
  5:  the  act  of  making  something  futile  and  useless  (as  by 
  routine)  [syn:  {stultification},  {deadening}] 




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