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living impaired

A jocular, pseudo-politically correct term for being dead. The boss has ordered a hit on the stool pigeon, so make sure he's living impaired by the end of the day.
See also: impaired, living

hearing impaired

Euph. deaf or nearly deaf. This program is closed-captioned for our hearing-impaired viewers. His mother happens to be hearing impaired, so he learned to sign at an early age.
See also: hearing, impaired

visually impaired

Euph. blind or partly blind. I am visually impaired, but I like TV just as much as the next person. The disease left him visually impaired.
See also: impaired


mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Euphemistic.) He was so impaired he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face.
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It's unclear, for example, whether lobbying for tax law changes or representing an audit client before state and local government tax authorities will impair independence.
The new rules focus on three areas that might impair independence, provide some limited exceptions and require most public companies to disclose in the annual proxy statement information about auditor independence.
Even such seemingly harmless drugs as cough syrups, sleeping pills, mood elevators and pain relievers can impair driving.
Abnormal or missing bone and/or muscle tissue often results in mechanical deficiencies, and may impair a person's ability to perform specific types of tasks.
A disease such as multiple sclerosis can impair many physical functions and severely restrict a person's work capacities.
In a review of the sleep and performance literature, researchers have concluded that sleep deprivation strongly impairs human functioning overall.
A nightcap might allow you to fall asleep more quickly, but it impairs the quality of sleep.
Giovanni and Ginnina are both afflicted with Usher syndrome, a congenital condition that impairs hearing and will slowly rob them of their sight.