Meaning of impaired

im•paired

Pronunciation: (im-pârd'), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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