un·​im·​paired ˌən-im-ˈperd How to pronounce unimpaired (audio)
: not damaged or made weaker : not impaired
unimpaired speech
unimpaired influence
unimpaired drivers [=drivers who are not drunk, drugged, etc.]
Age had left his faculties unimpairedJoseph Conrad

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier in the trial, an economist testified and said monetary damages could factor in the money lost compared to if the children would have been unimpaired and lived typical lives, earning annual median salaries based on levels of education attained. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 20 July 2022 The lawsuit accuses the defendants of violating a fundamental purpose of National Park System units: to conserve their scenery, natural and historic objects and wildlife in a way that means they will be left unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. Louis Sahagúnstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 This invited the wild idea that aducanumab might work in persons who are cognitively unimpaired but have elevated amyloid or with moderate-to-severe-stage dementia. Jason Karlawish, STAT, 6 Oct. 2022 This discovery fits with previous work that showed people with damage to this brain region had trouble assessing their own decision-making, even though their performances on a task were unimpaired. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 20 Sep. 2010 Anne Heche, who died following a car crash in August, was unimpaired by illicit substances at the time of the accident, according to an autopsy and toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office. Pamela Avila, USA TODAY, 7 Dec. 2022 Temperature tolerance appears to be good as well with Loke reporting unimpaired function at temperatures up 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). Eric Tegler, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Pedestrians should be visible and undistracted, use crosswalks, look for vehicles coming from all directions, walk unimpaired by drugs or alcohol, and not assume that vehicles see the pedestrians, according to the NHTSA website. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, chicagotribune.com, 19 July 2021 Financially, notwithstanding the revenue collapse last year, Heinemann claims to be in a sound position with its independence unimpaired. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 11 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unimpaired was in 1583

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“Unimpaired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimpaired. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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