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Line breaks: im|paired
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɛːd

Definition of impaired in English:


1Weakened or damaged: an impaired banking system
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  • Responsible redevelopment can transform environmentally impaired property into productive assets.
  • The paper estimates the average cost for various states of impaired health.
  • Organizations have difficulty in recovering past knowledge or skills, resulting in an impaired culture.
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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  • She faces charges of driving while impaired, careless driving, and speeding.
  • He had been convicted on his eighth impaired driving charge while driving a stolen car, his 18th possession of stolen property conviction.
  • 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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  • Cognitive behavioural therapy may be particularly useful in reducing severity of relapse, enhance durability of effects, and be well suited for psychologically-impaired clients.
  • Payments for the severely injured, such as those who are severely disabled or psychologically-impaired, have increased, regardless of the nature of the service that caused the impairment.
  • He claims 99% of those served by his shelters are psychologically-impaired.

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