Definition of impaired in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɛːd/


1Weakened or damaged: an impaired banking system
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  • Organizations have difficulty in recovering past knowledge or skills, resulting in an impaired culture.
  • The impaired banking system was encouraged to purchase loads of U.S. Treasuries.
  • From a systemic point of view, the risk is of only more extreme boom and bust episodes from an increasingly impaired system.
1.1North American Affected by alcohol or drugs to the extent of losing control over one’s faculties or behaviour: impaired driving charges
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  • I have already found, as a fact, she knew of his background and his problems related to alcohol, including the impaired driving charges.
  • He was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Drunk and impaired drivers have to be kept off the road because other people's lives are at stake.
2 [in combination] Having a disability of a specified kind: sight-impaired children
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  • Vision-impaired people rely on the announcements because they can't read information displayed on boards.
  • Guide dogs for blind or vision-impaired people are a common sight on the streets, shops and public transport - about 240 working dogs are specially trained.
  • The new community features progressive design elements that cater specifically to memory-impaired residents.

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