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To make worse; injure; lessen.
hobble, vitiate, cramp, dull, tamper, undermine, enfeeble, weaken, abrogate, handicap, deaden, incapacitate, neutralize, invalidate, stun, disarm, prostrate, paralyze, lame, disable, scotch, cripple, hamper, benumb, hinder, sap, stupefy, anesthetize, hamstring, screw up, botch.
restrain, tangle, oppose, jam, bottleneck, crimp, fetter, entrap, clog, brake, bung, foul, handicap, constipate, plug, hinder, constrain, deter, restrict, resist, hamper, complicate, impede, burden, block, frustrate, paralyze, stay, check, snarl, detain, encumber, hamstring, entangle, snag, congest, curb, cripple, delay, baffle, cramp, bar, counter, choke, mire, dam, obstruct, interrupt, thwart, inhibit, stop, catch, drag.
mar, vitiate, deflower, spoil.
Examples of usage:
Many educated Americans take great delight, and even pride, in keeping abreast of the daily developments of slang and patter; but this study does not in the least impair their sense for, or their command of, good English.
- "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
He wasn't going to let out that it was a double fare, and impair a fountain of wealth for other to come.
charioteers - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
The passionate life led by Catullus and his friends may have shortened the days of some of them, and tended to limit the range and to lower the aims of their genius, but it did not dull their vivid sense of beauty, chill their enjoyment of their art, or impair the mastery over its technical details, for which they strove.
- "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
- impare (56%)
- impaire (22%)
- impar (11%)
- imapair (7%)
- voluntere (4%)
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