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impaired

[im-paird]
adjective
1.
weakened, diminished, or damaged: impaired hearing; to rebuild an impaired bridge.
2.
functioning poorly or inadequately: Consumption of alcohol results in an impaired driver.
3.
deficient or incompetent (usually preceded by an adverb or noun): morally impaired; sports-impaired.

Origin:
impair + -ed2

unimpaired, adjective
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Word Origin & History

impair
late 14c., earlier ampayre, apeyre (c.1300), from O.Fr. empeirier, from V.L. *impejorare "make worse," from L. in- "into" + L.L. pejorare "make worse," from pejor "worse." In ref. to driving under the influence of alcohol, first recorded 1951 in Canadian Eng.
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impaired definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. (Euphemistic.) : He was so impaired he couldn't see his hand in front of his face.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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