make worse or less effective
"His vision was impaired"
mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)
"nothing marred her beauty"
to weaken; to affect negatively; to have a diminishing effect on.
to make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value
to grow worse; to deteriorate
not fit or appropriate
Origin: [F. impair uneven, L. impar; im- not + par equal.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-pār′, v.t. to diminish in quantity, value, or strength: to injure: to weaken.—v.i. (obs.) to become worse.—n. Impair′ment. [O. Fr. empeirer (Fr. empirer), from L. im (=in), inten., and L. pejorāre, to make worse—L. pejor, worse.]
im-pār′, adj. (Shak.) unsuitable. [Fr.,—L. impar—in, not, par, equal.]
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The numerical value of impair in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of impair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of impair in a Sentence
That will probably impair their ability to advance their legislative agenda.
(Chicago's law) doesn't diminish and impair pensions, it saves pensions, that argument has not been addressed.
I did so with the intent both to impair the integrity of the cellular phone and to make it unavailable for any subsequent criminal proceeding.
Drinking alcohol can impair the liver's ability to release the right amount of glycogen, or stored glucose, into the blood to keep blood glucose levels stable.
When we say them again and again, it can impair the parent-child relationship because it suggests the problem is not the behavior, but the problem is the child.
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- beeinträchtigen, verschlechtern, schädigen, schmälern, beschädigen, schwächen, vermindernGerman
- deteriorar, empeorar, descomponerSpanish
- haitata, heikentääFinnish
- affaiblir, abîmer, détériorerFrench
- beschadigen, verzwakken, verslechterenDutch
- piorar, empiorar, prejudicar, enfraquecer, diminuirPortuguese
- kötüleştirmek, sınırlamak, azaltmak, zarar vermek, zayıflatmakTurkish
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