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Impair (noun)

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Impa'ir. n.s. [from the verb.] Diminution, decrease.

A loadstone, kept in undue position, that is, not lying on the meridian, or with its poles inverted, receives in longer time impair in activity and exchanges of faces, and is more powerfully preserved by site that dust of steel. Brown.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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