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Definition of Impair


  1. To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
  2. To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  3. Not fit or appropriate.
  4. Diminution; injury.

Impair Quotations

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean de la Bruyere

I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it.
Jeanette MacDonald

I grew up playing sports, but now I feel like I can't, because if I get injured, I'll impair whatever film I'm working on.
Ellen Page

Never read bad stuff if you're an artist; it will impair your own game.
James Lee Burke
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Impair Translations

impair in Latin is attero
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