Appair
Appair \Ap*pair"\, v. t. & i. [OF. empeirier, F. empire. See {Impair}.] To impair; to grow worse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • appair — /ə pārˈ/ an obsolete form of ↑impair1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • empair — Impair Im*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impairing}.] [Written also {empair}.] [OE. empeiren, enpeiren, OF. empeirier, empirier, F. empirer, LL. impejorare; L. pref. im in + pejorare to make worse, fr. pejor worse. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impair — Im*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impairing}.] [Written also {empair}.] [OE. empeiren, enpeiren, OF. empeirier, empirier, F. empirer, LL. impejorare; L. pref. im in + pejorare to make worse, fr. pejor worse. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impaired — Impair Im*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impairing}.] [Written also {empair}.] [OE. empeiren, enpeiren, OF. empeirier, empirier, F. empirer, LL. impejorare; L. pref. im in + pejorare to make worse, fr. pejor worse. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impairing — Impair Im*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impairing}.] [Written also {empair}.] [OE. empeiren, enpeiren, OF. empeirier, empirier, F. empirer, LL. impejorare; L. pref. im in + pejorare to make worse, fr. pejor worse. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a- — 1. prefix not, without (amoral; agnostic; apetalous). Etymology: Gk a , or L f. Gk, or F f. L f. Gk 2. prefix implying motion onward or away, adding intensity to verbs of motion (arise; awake). Etymology: OE a , orig. ar 3. prefix to, at, or into …   Useful english dictionary

  • ampair — ampair, ampayr, v. 3–4. [a. OFr. ampeire r] the earliest form of the word afterwards reduced to apayr, apair, pair, and erron. spelt appair …   Useful english dictionary

  • ampayr — ampair, ampayr, v. 3–4. [a. OFr. ampeire r] the earliest form of the word afterwards reduced to apayr, apair, pair, and erron. spelt appair …   Useful english dictionary

  • apeire — var. appair v. Obs., to impair …   Useful english dictionary

  • appeare — var. appair v. Obs., to impair …   Useful english dictionary

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