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

Examples of unimpaired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After analyzing the 30-year data, the researchers found approximately half of the participants had died, with only 9% surviving to age 70 or older free of disease and unimpaired physical and cognitive health. Shiv Sudhakar, NBC News, 2 July 2024 The Deam wilderness currently spans 13,000 acres of hardwood forests legally preserved under 1964’s Wilderness Act, which requires land managers to maintain the area’s unimpaired natural condition. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 4 June 2024 Do not believe these croakers but give the lie to their dismal croaking by showing by our actions that the vigor and vitality of our race is unimpaired and that our determination is to uphold the empire . . . Nick Bowlin, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 The intel vessel soon was spotted sailing back into Sevastopol, seemingly unimpaired. David Axe, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Time spent hanging out in the Whites will acquaint you with more of their charms, such as the spectacular displays of meteor showers and stars, constellations and moon phases the night skies bestow – unimpaired by any glow from surrounding towns, since there are so few. Paul McHugh, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Without this trial, science won’t be able to validate a redefinition of Alzheimer’s disease, and doctors and patients won’t have evidence to know beyond a reasonable doubt whether a drug given to cognitively unimpaired persons with elevated amyloid is safe and effective. Jason Karlawish, STAT, 6 Feb. 2024 Once these technologies have been proven safe and reliable for people with disabilities, some people with unimpaired bodies will start clamoring to use them as technological augmentations. Eliza Strickland, IEEE Spectrum, 27 May 2014 Property evaluations were far below replacement costs that researchers at Tulane University had recommended based on comparable homes unimpaired by toxins. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

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