AskDefine | Define impair

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impair

Verb

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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English

Etymology

From empeirier, from *impejorare, from in- + pejorare.

Verb

  1. to weaken; to affect negatively; to have a diminishing effect on.

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Adjective

impair
  1. odd (of a number)
    3 est un nombre impair. - 3 is an odd number.

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