Meaning of -IMPAIRED in English

-IMPAIRED

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ɪmpeə(r)d ]

You use -impaired in adjectives where you are describing someone with a particular disability. For example, someone who is hearing-impaired has a disability affecting their hearing, and someone who is visually-impaired has a disability affecting their sight.

More than 1 in 20 of the population is hearing-impaired to some extent...

COMB in ADJ

The hearing-impaired or the visually-impaired are people with disabilities affecting their hearing or sight.

...giving a voice to the speech-impaired.

COMB in N-PLURAL : the N

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