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impair


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impair  \Im*pair"\,  v.  t. 
  To  grow  worse;  to  deteriorate.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impair  \Im"pair\,  a.  [F.  impair  uneven,  L.  impar;  im-  not  +  par 
  equal.] 
  Not  fit  or  appropriate.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impair  \Im*pair"\,  n. 
  Diminution;  injury.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impair  \Im*pair"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Impaired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Impairing}.]  [Written  also  {empair}.]  [OE.  empeiren 
  enpeiren  OF  empeirier  empirier  F.  empirer,  LL 
  impejorare  L.  pref.  im-  in  +  pejorare  to  make  worse,  fr 
  pejor  worse.  Cf  {Appair}.] 
  To  make  worse;  to  diminish  in  quantity,  value,  excellence,  or 
  strength;  to  deteriorate;  as  to  impair  health,  character, 
  the  mind,  value. 
 
  Time  sensibly  all  things  impairs.  --Roscommon. 
 
  In  years  he  seemed,  but  not  impaired  by  years.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  diminish;  decrease;  injure;  weaken;  enfeeble; 
  debilitate;  reduce;  debase;  deteriorate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impair 
  v  1:  make  worse  or  less  effective;  "His  vision  was  impaired" 
  2:  make  imperfect;  "nothing  marred  her  beauty"  [syn:  {mar},  {spoil}, 
  {deflower},  {vitiate}] 




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