: to diminish in function, ability, or quality : to weaken or make worse
- It has been known for nearly 100 years that memory is impaired by bilateral damage to either of two brain regions …
- —Larry R. Squire
- The use of drugs further complicates the situation of these families and sometimes impairs their ability to raise children.
- —Ellen L. Bassuk
- … the prospect of generating normal profitability is impaired by excessive debt service.
- —John Nozell
- The physician also checks for signs of endometriosis, a condition in which the cells that normally compose the uterine lining grow outside the uterus, sometimes impairing fertility.
- —Martha Southgate
… the overwhelming majority of hookups involved alcohol use—an impairer of sexual judgment if ever there was one …
Persons with hearing impairments can now get information about local parks and their facilities by calling the recently installed TDD phone numbers within the Parks Department.