Definition of impairment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

impairment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪmˈpeəmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpermənt//
 
[uncountable, countable](specialist)
 
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the state of having a physical or mental condition which means that part of your body or brain does not work correctly; a particular condition of this sort impairment of the functions of the kidney visual impairments
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: impairment