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impair +‎ -ment

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  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɛə(ɹ)mənt/
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impairment (countable and uncountable, plural impairments)

  1. The result of being impaired
  2. A deterioration or weakening
  3. A disability or handicap
    visual impairment
  4. an inefficient part or factor.
  5. (accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.

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