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impairment (n.)

mid-14c., emparement, from Old French empeirement, from empeirier (see impair). Re-Latinized spelling is from 1610s.

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Definitions of impairment from WordNet

impairment (n.)
the occurrence of a change for the worse;
Synonyms: damage / harm
impairment (n.)
a symptom of reduced quality or strength;
Synonyms: deterioration
impairment (n.)
the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness;
hearing impairment
Synonyms: disability / disablement / handicap
impairment (n.)
damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality;
impairment (n.)
the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine);
Synonyms: stultification / constipation / deadening
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