impaired
adjective Date: 1582 being in a less than perfect or whole condition: as a. disabled or functionally defective — often used in combination <
hearing-impaired
>
b. intoxicated by alcohol or narcotics <
driving while impaired
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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