un·​im·​paired | \ ˌən-im-ˈperd How to pronounce unimpaired (audio) \

Definition of unimpaired

: 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 unimpaired— Joseph Conrad

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 The plan would let stockholders keep their shares, leave trade creditors unimpaired and hand new debt claims to holders of some unsecured PREIT debt, among other things. Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg.com, 2 Nov. 2020 The roof calls for a zero-proof cocktail in one hand (for unimpaired stairs negotiation) and binoculars in the other, to scope out the view of Filucy Bay and beyond. Sunset Magazine, 31 Aug. 2020 Marcoux was unimpaired and driving 40 mph over the speed limit at the time of the crash. Ryan Vlahovich, azcentral, 15 Feb. 2020 The tariffs on Mexico – which start at 5% on June 10 and then escalate in increments from there – will have direct implications for the automotive industry, which has relied on the unimpaired flow of goods across the border to keep costs low. Washington Post, 2 June 2019 That means people with Alzheimer’s may live many years, possibly even until death, with their thinking unimpaired. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unimpaired

1583, in the meaning defined above

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“Unimpaired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimpaired. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unimpaired

: not made weaker or worse by illness, injury, etc. : not impaired

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