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Word to the Wise: impair


impair (verb) – damage, weaken

impairment (noun) – damage or weakness

Examples of how you can use impair:

Working in a noisy environment had impaired his hearing.

Too much self-love can impair your judgement.

A fatty diet can impair your health.

She finds it difficult to learn new things, which is why her psychologist is trying to understand whether she has a cognitive impairment.

Listening to loud music on your headphones can cause hearing impairment.

The socks had several holes in them; they were the impairments due to long use.

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