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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair vision, character, the mind, value.

2. (v. t.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.

3. (a.) Not fit or appropriate.

4. (n.) Diminution; injury.


Letter cxix. To Maximus, Bishop of Antioch, by the Hand of Marian ...
... the privileges of the third See in Christendom [485] give you every confidence in
action, privileges which no intrigues shall in any way impair: because my ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/letter cxix to maximus bishop.htm

On Mourning for the Dead
... If we confine it to this particular occasion, it does not impair, but greatly assist,
our imperfect reason; pain, either of body or mind, acting quicker than ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 135 on mourning for.htm

The Use of Money
... induce us to enter into, or to continue in, any employ, which is of such a kind,
or is attended with so hard or so long labour, as to impair our constitution. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 50 the use of.htm

The Notion of Inability.
... This difficulty cannot really impair the liberty of the will. If it could, it would
destroy, or so far impair, moral agency and accountability. ...
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Attributes of Selfishness.
... in sleeping; others in lounging and idleness.' others are gossippers; others love
exercise, and indulge that propensity others study and impair health, and ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture xviii attributes of selfishness.htm

... This, however, does not impair the value of the separate parts, each division being
complete in itself; and we cannot but rejoice that, as he was not permitted ...
/.../the epistle of paul to the philippians practically explained/introduction.htm

Introductory Notice.
... of technical theology, and enables those who have little sympathy with them to set
them one against another on some points, and so to impair their value as ...
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Christian Morals. Part I.
... HE that is chast and continent not to impair his strength, or honest for
fear of contagion, will hardly be heroically virtuous. ...
// morals/christian morals part i.htm

Of Uncharitable Truth.
... to be of a lower form of guilt than the former, yet as to the kind, they equally
agree in the definition of Detraction, since tis possible to impair a man's ...
/.../allestree/the government of the tongue/section vi of uncharitable truth.htm

When Therefore the Faithful Mother of a Faithful Son Departed ...
... For this thing, which with savage rage was done to the bodies of Martyrs, if it
could any whit hurt them, to impair the blessed resting of their most ...
/.../augustine/on care to be had for the dead /7 when therefore the faithful.htm

Impair (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength;
to deteriorate; as, to impair vision, character, the mind, value. ...
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Injure (16 Occurrences)
... (vt) To do harm to; to impair the excellence ... (c) To slander, tarnish, or impair,
as reputation or character. (d) To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue. ...
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Waste (668 Occurrences)
... 5. (v.) To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant
loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out. ...
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Wear (56 Occurrences)
... 6. (vt) To impair, waste, or diminish, by continual attrition, scraping, percussion,
on the like; to consume gradually; to cause to lower or disappear; to spend ...
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Imnites (1 Occurrence)

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Impaired (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Impair. Multi-Version Concordance
Impaired (1 Occurrence). Ezra 4:13 Be it known now unto ...
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Fret (9 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To impair; to wear away; to diminish. 5. (vt) To make rough, agitate, or
disturb; to cause to ripple; as, to fret the surface of water. ...
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Rust (7 Occurrences)
... 10. (vt) To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust
of any kind. 11. (vt) To impair by time and inactivity. Int. ...
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Reduce (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality,
value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce ...
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Ruin (135 Occurrences)
... To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring
to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to ...
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