V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to worsen something or to make it less effective

Synonyms: weaken, damage, injure, deteriorate, reduce, lessen, diminish

Antonyms: improve

Tips: The adjective form of impair is impaired, and it may refer to a permanent or temporary loss of quality or strength.

Usage Examples:

Everyone knows that too much alcohol can impair a person's driving ability. (worsen, diminish)

My uncle is hearing-impaired, but he is excellent at reading lips. (diminished, lessened) adjective

Without glasses, his vision is seriously impaired. (weakened, diminished) adjective

A strained wrist will dramatically impair your ability to play tennis. (weaken, reduce)

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