Impair

Definition of Impair

Im`pair´
v. t.1.To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
[imp. & p. p. Impaired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impairing.]
Time sensibly all things impairs.
- Roscommon.
In years he seemed, but not impaired by years.
- Pope.
1.To grow worse; to deteriorate.
a.1.Not fit or appropriate.
n.1.Diminution; injury.

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