from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of impairing, or the state of being impaired; diminution; decrease; injury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state, act, or process of being impaired; injury.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The result of being impaired; a deterioration or weakening; a disability or handicap; an inefficient part or factor.
  • noun accounting A downward revaluation, a write-down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  • noun damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

impair +‎ -ment


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word impairment.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.