impairs (third person present) · impaired (past tense) · impaired (past participle) · impairing (present participle)
  1. weaken or damage (something, especially a faculty or function).
    "a noisy job could permanently impair their hearing"
    damage · harm · diminish · reduce · weaken · lessen · decrease · blunt · impede · hinder · mar · spoil · disable · undermine · compromise · threaten · foul up ·
    put the kibosh on · vitiate
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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a noisy job could permanently impair their hearing.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)belemmer, benadeel
Arabic (VERB)يضعف, تضعف, تعوق, تنال, يخل
Bangla অস্থিত
Bosnian (Latin) narušiti
Bulgarian (VERB)увреди, наруши, накърняват, влошат, увреждат, навреди
Cantonese (Traditional) 損害
Catalan (VERB)deteriorar
Chinese Simplified 损害
Chinese Traditional 損害
Croatian (VERB)narušiti, umanjiti, oslabiti
Czech (VERB)zhoršit, narušit, poškodit, snižovat
Danish (VERB)forringe, svække, hæmme, nedsætte
Dutch (VERB)afbreuk doen aan, schaden, aantasten, hinderen
Estonian (VERB)kahjustada
Fijian dau vakacacana na
Filipino makasira
Finnish (VERB)heikentää, haitata
French (VERB)altérer, porter atteinte, nuire, compromettre, détériorer, gêner, entraver
German (VERB)beeinträchtigen
Greek (VERB)εξασθενίσει, βλάψουν, επηρεάσει, βλάπτει
Haitian Creole ebli
Hebrew לפגום
Hindi (VERB)ख़राब, बाधित
Hmong Daw mus tsis tau
Hungarian (VERB)ronthatja, károsíthatja
Icelandic skert
Indonesian (VERB)mengganggu
Italian (VERB)compromettere, alterare, nuoce, pregiudicare
(NOUN)alterano, pregiudica
Japanese (VERB)損なう, 損なわ, 損じる, 阻害, 損ね, 損なわれる, 弱める
Kiswahili kuharibu
Klingon QIHlu'
Korean (VERB)악영향, 손상
Latvian (VERB)pasliktināt, mazināt, vājināt, bojātu
Lithuanian (VERB)pakenkti, pablogėti
Malagasy manimba ny
Malay (Latin) (VERB)merosakkan, menjejaskan
Maltese (VERB)tfixkel, ifixklu
Norwegian Bokmål svekke
Persian (VERB)مختل
Polish (VERB)osłabią, upośledzać, zaburzać, wpłynąć, pogorszyć, zaszkodzić, zmniejszać
Portuguese (VERB)prejudicar, afectar, danificar, dificultar
Querétaro Otomi To
Romanian (VERB)afecta, compromită
Russian (VERB)ухудшить, нарушить, нанести ущерб, негативно сказаться, ослабить, повредить
Samoan faaleaga ai
Serbian (Cyrillic) начин нарушити
Serbian (Latin) način narušiti
Slovak (VERB)narušiť, zhoršiť, poškodiť
Slovenian (VERB)škoduje, poslabša
Spanish (VERB)deteriorar, perjudicar, afectar, menoscabar
Swedish (VERB)försämra, försvaga
Tahitian tuino i te
Tamil பாதிக்க
Telugu వీర్యకణాలకు
Thai ทำให้เสีย
Tongan ne fakavaivai'i
Turkish (VERB)boza, zarar
Ukrainian (VERB)порушити
Urdu بگاڑنا
Vietnamese gây ảnh hưởng
Welsh amharu ar
Yucatec Maya afectar
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