- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||impairs, impairing, impaired
||to weaken, damage, or cause to diminish in value or quality.
Consuming alcohol can impair one's ability to operate a vehicle.Communication was impaired by the lack of qualified translators.
- attenuate, cripple, damage, diminish, enervate, harm, hurt, injure, weaken
- enhance, improve, repair
- similar words:
- debase, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, hinder, incapacitate, lessen, maim, mar, sap, vitiate, wear
||adulterate, alloy, blemish, bust, damage, flaw, handicap, hurt, injure, interfere, kill, prejudice, punish, reflect, retard, sabotage, shatter, undermine, weaken