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Correct spelling:
make imperfect; " nothing marred her beauty"


deflower, mar, spoil, vitiate.
abrogate, anesthetize, benumb, botch, cramp, cripple, deaden, disable, disarm, dull, enfeeble, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, hobble, incapacitate, invalidate, lame, neutralize, paralyze, prostrate, sap, scotch, screw up, stun, stupefy, tamper, undermine, vitiate, weaken.
harm, hinder
blemish, blunt, cheapen, damage, debase, debilitate, decrease, destroy, deteriorate, devaluate, devalue, diminish, ding, disqualify, enervate, enfeeble, hurt, injure, invalidate, lessen, mar, prejudice, reduce, rough up, spoil, tarnish, total, tweak, undermine, unfit, vitiate, weaken, worsen, queer, lose strength, make useless.
baffle, bar, block, bottleneck, brake, bung, burden, catch, check, choke, clog, complicate, congest, constipate, constrain, counter, crimp, curb, dam, delay, detain, deter, drag, encumber, entangle, entrap, fetter, foul, frustrate, impede, inhibit, interrupt, jam, mire, obstruct, oppose, plug, resist, restrain, restrict, snag, snarl, stay, stop, tangle, thwart.
Examples of usage:
  1. It should lead us, therefore, to avoid every thing, not only that is opposed to our interest, but that is calculated to impair our peace of mind, and that harmony of the moral feelings without which there can be no real happiness. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  2. Sometimes it is amusing when rival merchants grapple with each other in their frantic efforts to secure customers, but such unwelcome attentions impair the pleasure of a visit to Delhi. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  3. The depletion and deterioration of the breeding herds is a source of great danger, as it cannot fail to result in a still further decrease in production, and threatens to seriously impair the meat supply of the American people. – Louisiana Beef Cattle by William Carter Stubbs
  4. In such cases there are often complications, such as tendencies to constipation, that still further impair health or at least reduce vitality and therefore hamper that healthy reaction which should occur after operation in order to assure normal convalescence. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  5. Unfortunately his conduct was such as to impair the unity of English sentiment and thereby to encourage the delusions of the men in power at Paris. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose