impaired

  • 1impaired — index defective, deficient, dilapidated, disabled (made incapable), faulty, imperfect, inadequate, marred, tai …

    Law dictionary

  • 2impaired — adj 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> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 3impaired — impaired; un·impaired; …

    English syllables

  • 4impaired — [adj] injured, faulty broken, busted, damaged, debilitated, defective, down*, flawed, harmed, hurt, imperfect, kaput*, marred, on the blink*, on the fritz*, spoiled, unsound; concept 485 Ant. healthy, perfect, strong …

    New thesaurus

  • 5-impaired — [[t] ɪmpe͟ə(r)d[/t]] COMB in ADJ You use impaired in adjectives where you are describing someone with a particular disability. For example, someone who is hearing impaired has a disability affecting their hearing, and someone who is visually… …

    English dictionary

  • 6impaired — /im paird /, adj. 1. weakened, diminished, or damaged: impaired hearing; to rebuild an impaired bridge. 2. functioning poorly or inadequately: Consumption of alcohol results in an impaired driver. 3. Facetious. deficient or incompetent (prec. by… …

    Universalium

  • 7impaired — im•paired [[t]ɪmˈpɛərd[/t]] adj. 1) cvb weakened, diminished, or damaged: impaired hearing; to rebuild an impaired bridge[/ex] 2) cvb functioning poorly or inadequately: Consumption of alcohol results in an impaired driver[/ex] 3) cvb fac… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 8impaired — mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Borrowed from the euphemistic impaired physician.) □ Don is a bit impaired because he drinks like a fish. □ He was so impaired he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face. □ The impaired driver was arrested …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 9impaired — 1. adjective a) Rendered less effective His impaired driving skill due to alcohol caused the accident. b) inebriated, drunk. 2. noun A criminal char …

    Wiktionary

  • 10impaired — im|paired [ ım perd ] adjective if your body s ability to do something is impaired, you are not fully able to do it: methods of correcting impaired vision Signing is provided for the hearing impaired …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11impaired — UK [ɪmˈpeə(r)d] / US [ɪmˈperd] adjective if your body s ability to do something is impaired, you are not fully able to do it methods of correcting impaired vision Signing is provided for the hearing impaired …

    English dictionary

  • 12Impaired — Impair Im*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impairing}.] [Written also {empair}.] [OE. empeiren, enpeiren, OF. empeirier, empirier, F. empirer, LL. impejorare; L. pref. im in + pejorare to make worse, fr. pejor worse. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13impaired — 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

  • 14impaired — adj. hearing; visually impaired * * * visually impaired hearing …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15impaired — im|paired [ımˈpeəd US ˈperd] adj damaged, less strong, or not as good as before ▪ impaired vision visually/hearing/mentally/physically etc impaired (=used to describe someone who cannot see, hear etc well) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16impaired — adjective not as good as before or not as good as it should be: A special device for viewers with impaired hearing. | TV reception may be impaired in some areas …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17-impaired — an adjectival suffix denoting that the human function specified or implied is damaged or reduced in capacity, as in sight impaired, mentally impaired …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18impaired — adj. Impaired is used with these nouns: ↑driving, ↑hearing, ↑immunity, ↑judgement, ↑vision …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19impaired — adjective [often in combination] having a disability of a specified kind: hearing impaired …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20impaired — [ɪmˈpeəd] adj not fully able to do something methods of correcting impaired vision[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English