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impair

Saltos de línea: im¦pair
Pronunciación: /ɪmˈpɛː
 
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Definición de impair en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Weaken or damage (something, especially a faculty or function): a noisy job could permanently impair their hearing
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Driving in an intoxicated state makes a person prone to accidents as alcohol impairs judgement and slows reflexes.
  • Chronic inflammation can result in irreversible scarring of lung tissue, which impairs lung function.
  • There has long been speculation that excessive accumulation of starch may impair chloroplast function.
Sinónimos
damage, harm, diminish, reduce, weaken, lessen, decrease, blunt, impede, hinder, mar, spoil, disable;
undermine, compromise, threaten
informal foul up, put the kibosh on
rare vitiate

Origen

Middle English enpeire, from Old French empeirier, based on late Latin pejorare (from Latin pejor 'worse'). The current spelling is due to association with words derived from Latin beginning with im-.

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