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tr.v. im·mis·er·at·ed, im·mis·er·at·ing, im·mis·er·ates
To make miserable; impoverish.

[New Latin immiserāre, immiserāt- (translation of German verelenden, to sink into misery : ver-, causative pref. + Elend, poverty) : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin miser, wretched.]

im·mis′er·a′tion n.


(ɪˈmɪs əˌreɪt)
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make wretched; impoverish.
[1940–45; im-3 + miser(able) + -ate1; translation of German Verelendung]
im•mis`er•a′tion, n.
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Fixing a sober, gimlet eye on such shibboleths, Blyth helps us to pull aside the thickly painted stage curtains, and confront: What is it about capitalist rule that must keep not shared prosperity, but immiserating austerity the last idea standing?
And, despite a disconcerting fall in labor's share of income in recent decades, the long-run picture still defies Marx's prediction that capitalism would prove immiserating for workers.
He allies with the Marshall's demonstration that capitalism advances not by immiserating the poor, but by boosting productivity.
The elites, in turn, raised taxes on commerce, immiserating peasants and artisans and putting Spain on a path of long-term economic decline.
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One virtually guarantees that the oppressed will be so resentful that they will seek a similarly terrorizing, immiserating redress.
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In the Chilean case, such prodding was made rather unnecessary by the imposition on the country of a government that enthusiastically embraced policies that created greater opportunities for capital while immiserating the workers and brutally suppressing any efforts at resistance.
Thus the major indictment of capitalism by the socialists of the 1850S was for immiserating the working people.
Not surprisingly, the ETC Group's worries in this connection are chiefly egalitarian, specifically that nanotechnology will increase the power of corporations and governments while further immiserating the poor.