Left Definition 1 of 3Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Slight DamagePlay
Impair indicates a partial, rather than a complete, decline in function or condition. SlideOverworking might impair your health slightly, but not ruin it.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Negative OutcomePlay
Using 'impair' suggests that the effect or outcome is negative or undesirable. SlidePoor lighting can impair visibility on the road.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Not PermanentPlay
The damage or weakening implied by 'impair' is often temporary or reversible. SlideLack of sleep may impair cognition until you can rest.