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impairverb [T]

uk   /ɪmˈpeər/  us   /-ˈper/
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impairverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈpeər/
to ​damage or ​weaken something so that it is less ​effective: Lack of ​sleep impaired her ​ability to ​thinkclearly.
impairment
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪmˈpeər·mənt/
[C] The ​lawbansdiscrimination against anyone with a ​mental or ​physical impairment.
(Definition of impair from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “impair”
in Spanish perjudicar, dañar…
in Vietnamese làm yếu đi…
in Malaysian merosakkan…
in Thai ทำให้แย่ลง…
in French détériorer…
in German beeinträchtigen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 损害, 削弱…
in Turkish zarar vermek, zayıflatmak, zedelemek…
in Russian повреждать, ослаблять…
in Indonesian merusak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 損害, 削弱…
in Polish upośledzać, pogarszać, osłabiać…
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