Associations to the word «Impaired»


IMPAIR, verb. (transitive) To weaken; to affect negatively; to have a diminishing effect on.
IMPAIR, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
IMPAIR, adjective. (obsolete) Not fit or appropriate.

Dictionary definition

IMPAIR, verb. Make worse or less effective; "His vision was impaired".
IMPAIR, verb. Make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats