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make worse or less effective

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They showed the head and shoulders only, and her hair was more plainly done than usual, low on the forehead, which gave her an unusual look; the face was thin and worn, but no illness could impair the beauty of her features.
Animal research has indicated that some PBDEs, such as BDE-47 and BDE-99, may impair reproductive development and that BDE-99 may also impair learning and memory (SN: 10/25/03, p.
Of particular interest are contemporary workplace concerns that may impair worker productivity and overall performance.
3) An inadvertent and isolated failure to meet conditions 4, 5, and 6 would not impair independence provided that the required procedures are performed promptly upon discovery of the failure to do so, and all other provisions of the interpretation are met.
For a runner it can be maddening, and seriously impair performance.