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impairment

Noun

1 the occurrence of a change for the worse [syn: damage, harm]
2 a symptom of reduced quality or strength [syn: deterioration]
3 the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment" [syn: disability, disablement, handicap]
4 damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
5 the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine) [syn: stultification, constipation, deadening]

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Noun

  1. an inefficient part or factor

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