HyperDic: impairment

English > 5 senses of the word impairment:
NOUNeventimpairment, damage, harmthe occurrence of a change for the worse
stateimpairment, deteriorationa symptom of reduced quality or strength
stateimpairment, disability, disablement, handicapthe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
actimpairmentdamage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
actimpairment, stultification, constipation, deadeningthe act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
impairment > pronunciation
Soundsihmpeh'rmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > impairment: 5 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe occurrence of a change for the worse.
Synonymsdamage, harm
Narrowerdetriment, hurtA damage or loss
distortion, deformationA change for the worse
run, ladder, ravelA row of unravelled stitches
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishdaño, deterioro, perjuicio
Catalandany, perjudici
Verbsimpairmake worse or less effective
English > impairment: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA symptom of reduced quality or strength.
Synonymdeterioration
NarrowercorrosionA state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
decrepitude, dilapidationA state of deterioration due to old age or long use
devastation, desolationThe state of being decayed or destroyed
wearimpairment resulting from long use
BroaderdecayAn inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
Spanishdesmedro, deterioración, deterioro
Catalandeterioració, malbaratament
English > impairment: 5 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness.
Example "hearing impairment"
Synonymsdisability, disablement, handicap
NarroweramputationA condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
anorgasmiaabsence of an orgasm in sexual relations
astasiainability to stand due to muscular incoordination
bow leg, bow legs, bandy legsOutward curvature of the legs
bowleg, bow leg, bandyleg, bandy leg, genu varum, tibia varaA leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
disability of walkingA disability that interferes with or prevents walking
disintegrationA loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
dysomiaimpairment of the sense of smell
dysphasiaAn impairment of language / language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
hearing impairment, hearing disorderimpairment of the sense of hearing
hypoesthesia, hypesthesiaimpairment of tactile sensitivity
knock-knee, genu valgum, tibia valgaAn inward slant of the thigh
pigeon toesdisability in which the toes are turned inward
prolapse, prolapsus, descensusThe slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
visual impairment, visual defect, vision defect, visual disorderimpairment of the sense of sight
Broaderunfitness, softnessPoor physical condition
Spanishdiscapacidad, hándicap, incapacidad, invalidez, minusvalía, minusvalidez
Catalandiscapacitat, handicap, incapacitat, minusvalidesa
English > impairment: 5 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningdamage that results in a reduction of strength or quality.
Broaderdamage, harm, hurt, scatheThe act of damaging something or someone
Spanishdeterioro
Catalandeteriorament
Verbsimpairmake imperfect
English > impairment: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of making something futile and useless (as by routine).
Synonymsstultification, constipation, deadening
Broaderdegradation, debasementchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
Spanishamortecimiento
Catalanesmorteïment

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