how to pronounce impair


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impair is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of impair in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… otherwise would severely impair our …”

meanings of impair


  1. To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  2. To weaken; to affect negatively; to have a diminishing effect on.


  1. Not fit or appropriate; unsuitable.

impair frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word impair occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics impair can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that impair can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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