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We often see literature about women that impair and immerse the women themselves, such as when women are portrayed as objects of consumerism.
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Meaning of "impair" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IMPAIR

From Old French empeirer to make worse, from Late Latin pējorāre, from Latin pejor worse.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPAIR

impair  [ɪmˈpɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPAIR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Impair is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb impair in English.

WHAT DOES IMPAIR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of impair in the English dictionary

The definition of impair in the dictionary is to reduce or weaken in strength, quality, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO IMPAIR

PRESENT

Present
I impair
you impair
he/she/it impairs
we impair
you impair
they impair
Present continuous
I am impairing
you are impairing
he/she/it is impairing
we are impairing
you are impairing
they are impairing
Present perfect
I have impaired
you have impaired
he/she/it has impaired
we have impaired
you have impaired
they have impaired
Present perfect continuous
I have been impairing
you have been impairing
he/she/it has been impairing
we have been impairing
you have been impairing
they have been impairing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I impaired
you impaired
he/she/it impaired
we impaired
you impaired
they impaired
Past continuous
I was impairing
you were impairing
he/she/it was impairing
we were impairing
you were impairing
they were impairing
Past perfect
I had impaired
you had impaired
he/she/it had impaired
we had impaired
you had impaired
they had impaired
Past perfect continuous
I had been impairing
you had been impairing
he/she/it had been impairing
we had been impairing
you had been impairing
they had been impairing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will impair
you will impair
he/she/it will impair
we will impair
you will impair
they will impair
Future continuous
I will be impairing
you will be impairing
he/she/it will be impairing
we will be impairing
you will be impairing
they will be impairing
Future perfect
I will have impaired
you will have impaired
he/she/it will have impaired
we will have impaired
you will have impaired
they will have impaired
Future perfect continuous
I will have been impairing
you will have been impairing
he/she/it will have been impairing
we will have been impairing
you will have been impairing
they will have been impairing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would impair
you would impair
he/she/it would impair
we would impair
you would impair
they would impair
Conditional continuous
I would be impairing
you would be impairing
he/she/it would be impairing
we would be impairing
you would be impairing
they would be impairing
Conditional perfect
I would have impair
you would have impair
he/she/it would have impair
we would have impair
you would have impair
they would have impair
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been impairing
you would have been impairing
he/she/it would have been impairing
we would have been impairing
you would have been impairing
they would have been impairing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you impair
we let´s impair
you impair
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to impair
Past participle
impaired
Present Participle
impairing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPAIR


abampere
æbˈæmpɛə
ampere
ˈæmpɛə
compare
kəmˈpɛə
compere
ˈkɒmpɛə
despair
dɪˈspɛə
disrepair
ˌdɪsrɪˈpɛə
intercompare
ˌɪntəkəmˈpɛə
milliampere
ˈmɪlɪˌæmpɛə
overprepare
ˌəʊvəprɪˈpɛə
pair
pɛə
pare
pɛə
pear
pɛə
prepare
prɪˈpɛə
repair
rɪˈpɛə
spare
spɛə
unrepair
ˌʌnrɪˈpɛə
volt-ampere
ˈvəʊltˈæmpɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPAIR

impact
impact adhesive
impact area
impact printer
impacted
impactful
impaction
impactive
impairable
impaired
impairer
impairment
impala
impale
impalement
impaler
impalpability
impalpable
impalpably
impanation

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPAIR

a breath of fresh air
affair
air
appair
au pair
Blair
breeding pair
chair
Clair
Cooper pair
fair
flair
hair
hot air
in the air
lone pair
minimal pair
sair
the electric chair
up in the air

Synonyms and antonyms of impair in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMPAIR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «impair» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of impair

Translation of «impair» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPAIR

Find out the translation of impair to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of impair from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «impair» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

损害
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afectar
570 millions of speakers

English

impair
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ख़राब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يضعف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ухудшают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prejudicar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

impaction
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diminuer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Impaction
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beeinträchtigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

損なう
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

손상시키다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Impaction
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm giảm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறுகிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिबंध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gömüklük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

menomare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

upośledzać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

погіршують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

afecta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βλάψουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

benadeel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försämra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forringe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of impair

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPAIR»

The term «impair» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.078 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPAIR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about impair

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6 QUOTES WITH «IMPAIR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word impair.
1
Jean de la Bruyere
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
2
James Lee Burke
Never read bad stuff if you're an artist; it will impair your own game.
3
John Dingell
If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.
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Jeanette MacDonald
I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it.
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Okky Madasari
We often see literature about women that impair and immerse the women themselves, such as when women are portrayed as objects of consumerism.
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Ellen Page
I grew up playing sports, but now I feel like I can't, because if I get injured, I'll impair whatever film I'm working on.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPAIR»

Discover the use of impair in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to impair and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aviation security : longstanding problems impair airport ...
Principal. Findings. Long-Standing. Problems. and. Program. Delays. Impair. Improvements. in. Screeners'. Performance. Long-standing problems with screeners' performance are attributable to a number of causes. Foremost among these is ...
2
Defense communications federal frequency spectrum sale could ...
Two key problems impair the ability to share this information. First, FCC and NTIA officials disagreed on what information is needed to minimize mutual interference and who is responsible for providing this information. NTIA officials said highly ...
3
The Halakhah: Between Israel and God, Part B
Eleazar says, "Priests, Levites, and Israelites impair the validity of the sacrifice." The [three clauses of] blessing of the priests impair the validity of one another. The blessings of the high priest impair the validity of one another. The blessings of ...
Jacob Neusner, 2000
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Wiley CPA Exam Review 2011, Auditing and Attestation
Extensive accounting and consulting services, including interpretation of statements, forecasts, etc., do not impair independence. 9. Independence is impaired if the member cosigns checks or purchase orders or exercises general su- ...
Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington, 2010
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Compilations & Reviews 2008-2009
OBSERVATION: A failure to prepare the required documentation would not impair independence, but would be considered a violation of Rule 202 ( Compliance with Standards), provided that the CPA did establish the understanding with the ...
J. Russell Madray, 2008
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ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says
scoreA Impair coworker relationsS Impair assigned work Impair supervisor relations Impair client relationsG×S Impair education at work Impair punctuality Impair time management Impair equipment use Impair vehicle use Impair daily respons.
Russell A. Barkley, Kevin R. Murphy, Mariellen Fischer, 2007
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Andrzej Schinzel, Selecta
Sur. quelques. proprieties. des. nombres. 3/n. et. 4//i,. ou. n. est. un. nombre. impair. En rapport avec un theoreme connu des fegyptiens d'apres lequel tout nombre rationnel positif est une somme d'un nombre fini de fractions primaires ...
Andrzej Schnizel, 2007
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Automorphic Representations, L-functions and Applications: ...
on trouve les blocs de Jordan de Ovty, dont certains peuvent être nuls car par définition on en a un nombre impair. On note Jord(0) l'ensemble des blocs de Jordan trouvé; quitte à diminuer t' et t", on peut s'arranger pour que Jord(0) ait au plus ...
James W. Cogdell, 2005
9
Financial Services 5E
The level, growth and quality of earnings over the medium term are of the highest grade and changes in the business/economic circumstances, as may be visualised, are unlikely to significantly impair the underlying fundamentals.
Khan, 2010
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Wiley CPA Examination Review, Outlines and Study Guides
Mere designation as executor or trustee, without actual services in either capacity , does not impair independence, but actual service does. Independence of a member serving as director or officer of a local United Way or similar organization is ...
Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPAIR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term impair is used in the context of the following news items.
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Upgrades allow Pine Tree Camp to host campers year-round
... with a wide range of disorders, including disorders that impair mobility. ... a wide range of disorders, including disorders that impair mobility. «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Planning commission redefines 'accessory use' - Newark Post: News
According to the city zoning code, “accessory uses” cannot impair the “neighborhood” and must be customarily incidental and subordinate to ... «Newark Post, Jul 15»
3
Is your kid a web junkie? Advice for parents about tech addiction
Other studies have found that the overuse of technology can impair a child's development or ability to self-regulate. The American Academy of ... «WTSP 10 News, Jul 15»
4
'Playing army': Military reservists with DEA jobs say agency bosses …
In the years that followed, Coast says managers reassigned him to positions knowing that his war injuries would impair his job performance ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
5
State water board rules against Glenwood's whitewater rights …
... “impair Colorado's ability to fully develop its compact entitlements” and would not promote “the maximum beneficial use of water” in the state. «Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Jul 15»
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Coalition against public financing of Olympics files 2016 ballot …
... be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
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AJC Stone Mountain Park close-up contest official rules | www.ajc.com
... human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or impair the administration, security, ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
8
Why Dehydrated Driving Is as Dangerous as Drunk … - Men's Journal
Just like alcohol, "mild dehydration has been shown to reduce concentration, slow reaction times, impair memory recall, and produce negative ... «Men's Journal, Jul 15»
9
Legal Face Off: Is China Making a Big Mistake in the South China …
Taipei's statement that “[a]ny claims by other countries which aim to deny this fact will not impair the legal status of Taiping Island (Itu Aba) and ... «The National Interest Online, Jul 15»
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The Power of Beauty Sleep: How To Fall Asleep Better & Faster …
"Sugar, among other things, upsets the body chemistry and may impair sleep," Zeroual said. "It causes your blood sugar to increase and then ... «Fashion Times, Jul 15»

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