Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

impair +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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