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1. impairment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛrmənt'] the occurrence of a change for the worse.

Synonyms

  • run
  • damage
  • ravel
  • harm
  • distortion
  • deformation
  • ladder
  • change
  • modification
  • detriment
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • hardness
  • incompressibility
  • sharpness
  • distinctness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • impair (English)
  • empeirier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Impairment

  • clairmont

Sentences with impairment


1. Noun, singular or mass
It does not cause hearing loss, but a hearing impairment may make tinnitus more noticeable.

2. Verb, base form
The term Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) usually refers to impairment by alcohol only.

2. impairment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛrmənt'] damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality.

Synonyms

  • harm
  • scathe
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • sensitivity
  • adaptability
  • suitability
  • suitableness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • impair (English)
  • empeirier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. impairment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛrmənt'] the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness.

Synonyms

  • hearing impairment
  • genu valgum
  • genu varum
  • bandy legs
  • hypesthesia
  • astasia
  • unfitness
  • disablement
  • bowleg
  • visual disorder
  • hearing disorder
  • softness
  • amputation
  • descensus
  • bandyleg
  • prolapsus
  • visual defect
  • handicap
  • tibia valga
  • disability of walking
  • dysphasia
  • visual impairment
  • disability
  • disintegration
  • prolapse
  • bow legs
  • hypoesthesia
  • bow leg
  • knock-knee
  • vision defect
  • dysomia
  • bandy leg
  • pigeon toes
  • tibia vara

Antonyms

  • clarity
  • masculinity
  • loudness
  • advantage

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • impair (English)
  • empeirier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. impairment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛrmənt'] the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine).

Synonyms

  • stultification
  • degradation
  • deadening
  • constipation

Antonyms

  • capableness
  • capability
  • competence
  • ability

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • impair (English)
  • empeirier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. impairment

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɛrmənt'] a symptom of reduced quality or strength.

Synonyms

  • deterioration
  • devastation
  • dilapidation
  • desolation
  • wear
  • corrosion
  • decrepitude

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • birth
  • decrease

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • impair (English)
  • empeirier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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