Meaning of impairment

Definition of impairment

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

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