Definition of "impairment" []

  • (in England, according to the Mental Health Act 1983) a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning and is associated with abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct (noun)
  • The result of being impaired; a deterioration or weakening; a disability or handicap; an inefficient part or factor. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A downward revaluation, a write-down. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "impairment" in a sentence
  • "We will ask a local court to appoint a guardian when the impairment is not likely to resolve quickly."
  • "As a trained Sociologist, I would suggest that a primary aspect of familial impairment is that the so called "nuclear family" never was a stable institution."
  • ""We were taught in medical and nursing school that we were helping them and giving them amnesia about their ICU experience but what we are really giving them is delusional memories and hallucinations and long term impairment," he says."