Associations to the word «Impairment»

Wiktionary

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

Dictionary definition

IMPAIRMENT, noun. The occurrence of a change for the worse.
IMPAIRMENT, noun. A symptom of reduced quality or strength.
IMPAIRMENT, noun. The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment".
IMPAIRMENT, noun. Damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality.
IMPAIRMENT, noun. The act of making something futile and useless (as by routine).

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis