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im·pov·er·ish

 (ĭm-pŏv′ər-ĭsh, -pŏv′rĭsh)
tr.v. im·pov·er·ished, im·pov·er·ish·ing, im·pov·er·ish·es
1. To reduce to poverty; make poor.
2. To deprive of richness or strength: impoverish the soil by overuse.

[Middle English empoverishen, from Old French empovrir, empovriss- : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + povre, poor (from Latin pauper; see pauper).]

im·pov′er·ish·ment n.

impoverish

(ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to make poor or diminish the quality of: to impoverish society by cutting the grant to the arts.
2. to deprive (soil, etc) of fertility
[C15: from Old French empovrir, from povre poor]
imˈpoverisher n
imˈpoverishment n

im•pov•er•ish

(ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃ, -ˈpɒv rɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to reduce to poverty.
2. to exhaust the strength or vitality of; deplete: Excessive farming impoverished the soil.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French empovriss-, long s. of empovrir=em- em-1 + -povrir, v. derivative of povre poor; see -ish2]
im•pov′er•ish•er, n.
im•pov′er•ish•ment, n.

impoverish


Past participle: impoverished
Gerund: impoverishing

Imperative
impoverish
impoverish
Present
I impoverish
you impoverish
he/she/it impoverishes
we impoverish
you impoverish
they impoverish
Preterite
I impoverished
you impoverished
he/she/it impoverished
we impoverished
you impoverished
they impoverished
Present Continuous
I am impoverishing
you are impoverishing
he/she/it is impoverishing
we are impoverishing
you are impoverishing
they are impoverishing
Present Perfect
I have impoverished
you have impoverished
he/she/it has impoverished
we have impoverished
you have impoverished
they have impoverished
Past Continuous
I was impoverishing
you were impoverishing
he/she/it was impoverishing
we were impoverishing
you were impoverishing
they were impoverishing
Past Perfect
I had impoverished
you had impoverished
he/she/it had impoverished
we had impoverished
you had impoverished
they had impoverished
Future
I will impoverish
you will impoverish
he/she/it will impoverish
we will impoverish
you will impoverish
they will impoverish
Future Perfect
I will have impoverished
you will have impoverished
he/she/it will have impoverished
we will have impoverished
you will have impoverished
they will have impoverished
Future Continuous
I will be impoverishing
you will be impoverishing
he/she/it will be impoverishing
we will be impoverishing
you will be impoverishing
they will be impoverishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impoverishing
you have been impoverishing
he/she/it has been impoverishing
we have been impoverishing
you have been impoverishing
they have been impoverishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impoverishing
you will have been impoverishing
he/she/it will have been impoverishing
we will have been impoverishing
you will have been impoverishing
they will have been impoverishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impoverishing
you had been impoverishing
he/she/it had been impoverishing
we had been impoverishing
you had been impoverishing
they had been impoverishing
Conditional
I would impoverish
you would impoverish
he/she/it would impoverish
we would impoverish
you would impoverish
they would impoverish
Past Conditional
I would have impoverished
you would have impoverished
he/she/it would have impoverished
we would have impoverished
you would have impoverished
they would have impoverished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impoverish - make poor
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
reduce - lessen and make more modest; "reduce one's standard of living"
pauperise, pauperize, beggar - reduce to beggary
bankrupt, ruin, smash, break - reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
enrich - make wealthy or richer; "the oil boom enriched a lot of local people"
2.impoverish - take away
disestablish - deprive (an established church) of its status
decline, worsen - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"

impoverish

verb
1. bankrupt, ruin, beggar, break, pauperize a society impoverished by wartime inflation
2. deplete, drain, exhaust, diminish, use up, sap, wear out, reduce Mint impoverishes the soil quickly.

impoverish

verb
1. To reduce to financial insolvency:
Slang: clean out.
2. To lessen or weaken severely, as by removing something essential:
Translations
يُفْقِر
ochudit
forarme
elszegényít
gera snauîan
nualintinuskurdinimas
novest nabadzībā
zubożyć
ochudobniť
fakirleştirmekyoksullaştırmakgüçsüzleştirmekverimsizleştirmek

impoverish

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ] VTempobrecer; [+ land] → agotar

impoverish

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ] vt
[+ person, country] → appauvrir
[+ soil] → appauvrir

impoverish

vt person, countryin Armut bringen, verarmen lassen; soilauslaugen, erschöpfen; (fig) cultureverkümmern or verarmen lassen

impoverish

(imˈpovəriʃ) verb
to make poor.
imˈpoverishment noun
References in classic literature ?
You may struggle nobly for twenty-four hours, maybe, if you are an adamantine sort of person, but in the mean time you will have been so wretchedly served, and so insolently, that you will haul down your colors, and go to impoverishing yourself with fees.
To take three thousand pounds from the fortune of their dear little boy would be impoverishing him to the most dreadful degree.
Not a line of the great poets can be spared without impoverishing the world by that much.