impaired Definition

  • 1weakened, damaged, or functionally defective
  • 2having a disability of a specified kind

Using impaired: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "impaired" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The accident left him with an impaired vision.

  • Example

    The medication can cause impaired judgment and coordination.

  • Example

    The company's reputation was impaired by the scandal.

impaired Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with impaired

  • having a mental disability that affects cognitive abilities


    The school provides special education for mentally impaired students.

  • driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs


    Impaired driving is a serious offense that can lead to accidents and fatalities.

  • having a partial or complete loss of hearing


    The concert was not enjoyable for those with impaired hearing.


Summary: impaired in Brief

The term 'impaired' [ɪmˈpɛəd] refers to something that is weakened, damaged, or functionally defective. It can also refer to having a disability of a specified kind. Examples include impaired vision, impaired judgment and coordination, and impaired reputation. Phrases include 'mentally impaired,' 'impaired driving,' and 'impaired hearing.'