• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Appair To impair; to grow worse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appair To deface; damage; make worse; impair; bring into discredit; ruin.
    • appair To degenerate; become weaker; grow worse; deteriorate; go to ruin.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. empeirier, F. empire,. See Impair


In literature:

All this night she hath bene very syck, and doth rather appaire than amend.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, Issue 386, August 22, 1829" by Various