Sentence Examples

  • Frequently they embody materials which would otherwise have perished, but their transcription is, marred by an amount of conscious or unconscious falsification which seriously impairs their value.
  • The presence of these enclosed impurities impairs the transparency of crystals.
  • The estuary of the Dee is divided at its head by the peninsula of St Mary's Isle, but though the harbour is the best in south-western Scotland, the great distance to which the tide retreats impairs its usefulness.
  • Tannin is a hardening and astringent substance, and in large quantities impairs digestion.
  • When present in other metals, even in very small quantity, bismuth renders them brittle and impairs their electrical conductivity.

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