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  Definition of impairment
  1. the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  2. damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
  3. the occurrence of a change for the worse
  4. the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
  5. a symptom of reduced quality or strength
Similar Words: stultification, constipation, deadening, damage, harm, disability, disablement, handicap, deterioration

 

Hyponyms: detriment, hurt, distortion, deformation, run, ladder, ravel, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara, anorgasmia, disability of walking, astasia, amputation, hearing impairment, hearing disorder, dysomia, visual impairment, visual defect, vision defect, visual disorder, prolapse, prolapsus, descensus, hypoesthesia, hypesthesia, knock-knee, genu valgum, tibia valga, pigeon toes, bow leg, bow legs, bandy legs, corrosion, devastation, desolation, decrepitude, dilapidation, wear

 

Derivational Morphology: deaden, blunt, mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate, harm, damage, disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap, disenable, deteriorate, devolve, drop, degenerate

 

 
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