harm vs impairment what difference

what is difference between harm and impairment

English

Etymology

From Middle English harm, herm, from Old English hearm, from Proto-West Germanic *harm, from Proto-Germanic *harmaz (harm; shame; pain).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /hɑɹm/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɑːm/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)m

Noun

harm (countable and uncountable, plural harms)

  1. physical injury; hurt; damage
  2. emotional or figurative hurt
  3. detriment; misfortune.
  4. That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to “harm”: bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.

Translations

Verb

harm (third-person singular simple present harms, present participle harming, simple past and past participle harmed)

  1. To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.

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Derived terms

Anagrams

  • Hmar, mahr

Icelandic

Noun

harm

  1. indefinite accusative singular of harmur

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɾˠəmˠ/

Noun

harm

  1. h-prothesized form of arm

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • harem, arme, herme

Etymology

From Old English hearm, from Proto-West Germanic *harm.

Noun

harm (plural harms)

  1. harm, injury, ruination

Descendants

  • English: harm
  • Scots: herm, hairm
  • Yola: harrm

References

  • “harm, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *harmaz.

Noun

harm m

  1. harm

Descendants

  • Middle Low German: harm, herm


English

Alternative forms

  • empairment (rare)

Etymology

impair +‎ -ment

Noun

impairment (countable and uncountable, plural impairments)

  1. The result of being impaired
  2. A deterioration or weakening
  3. A disability or handicap
  4. an inefficient part or factor.
  5. (accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.

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