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Deaf or partially deaf. Some deaf people advocate the avoidance of this term in favor of the more straightforwardly descriptive terms “deaf” and “hard of hearing.” Grandpa is hearing-impaired, so be prepared to speak loudly or repeat yourself a lot.
Dead. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) The boss has ordered a hit on the stool pigeon, so make sure he's living impaired by the end of the day.
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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.
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
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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Euphemistic.) He was so impaired he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face.
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