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noun as in the state of being weakened or damaged.

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Families shoulder these responsibilities because about 70 percent of assisted living residents have some form of cognitive impairment, including dementia.

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Many nursing home residents have some degree of mental impairment — nearly half of long-term care patients suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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We did all sorts of metabolic studies to try to find out if there was an impairment we could detect.

The fewer diagnostic criteria required to call a person impaired, the more “any difficulty whatsoever” can be deemed impairment.

A more precise association of THC levels and degrees of impairment are not yet available.

Yet in this case, the degree of impairment seems to have been similar on both sides.

There were some memory lapses, there were some major issues … we found no evidence of any kind of major impairment.

Seizure disorder, severe developmental delays and neurological impairment, feeding tube and tracheotomy.

It was an acid test of his sanity and he knew as he worked that his reasoning faculties at least had suffered no impairment.

From these details it is evident that epilepsy is not of necessity associated with impairment of the physical or mental health.

That is to say, if he feels himself compelled to the commission of crime, there is surely an impairment of responsibility.

A bad rippling, any serious accidental or temporary impairment of the faculties, meant swift death.

There are certain deductions, a certain percentage of impairment to be allowed for, but the general statement holds.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impairment, such as: damage, deficiency, detriment, harm, hurt, and injury.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.