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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impoverishment - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessionsimpoverishment - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
financial condition - the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
deprivation, neediness, privation, want - a state of extreme poverty
destitution - a state without friends or money or prospects
indigence, pauperism, pauperization, penury, need - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
impecuniousness, pennilessness, penuriousness - a state of lacking money
2.impoverishment - the act of making someone poor
privation, deprivation - act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"

impoverishment

noun
2. The depletion or sapping of strength or energy:
Translations
إفْقار
ochuzenízbídačení
forarmelse
gyengülés
òaî aî verîa snauîur
ochudobnenie
fakirleştirmeyoksullaştırma

impoverishment

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃmənt] Nempobrecimiento m; [of land] → agotamiento m

impoverishment

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃmənt] n [country, area] → appauvrissement m
National isolation can only cause economic and cultural impoverishment → L'isolement national ne peut que provoquer un appauvrissement économique et culturel.

impoverishment

nVerarmung f; (of soil)Auslaugung f, → Erschöpfung f; (fig: of culture) → Verkümmerung f

impoverishment

[ɪmˈpɒvrɪʃmənt] nimpoverimento

impoverish

(imˈpovəriʃ) verb
to make poor.
imˈpoverishment noun
References in classic literature ?
And their impoverishment is not due to extravagance--that would be nothing; living in good style --that's the proper thing for noblemen; it's only the nobles who know how to do it.
And so it came to pass, that the progress of civilization at Grimworth was not otherwise apparent than in the impoverishment of men, the gossiping idleness of women, and the heightening prosperity of Mr.
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Apart from that, unemployment and impoverishment are also formidable causes of crime,' he said, 'And although stopping the crime is police's prime responsibility, it is also the responsibility of the citizens to cooperate with the force in apprehending criminals.
Earlier this month, WHO challenged countries to roll out Universal Health coverage to reduce the impoverishment associated with payment for health services.
The reforms provide certainty that we won't descend into general impoverishment," he added.
In a country of over a billion folks where 37pc live below the impoverishment line and over 10,000 kids die of hunger and thirst each day, things are not in good state.
MODERN" Remains tell us that we must supplicate to the EU on pain of impoverishment and isolation.
The area presents a picture of social pollution playing a dominant role in impoverishment of the meager resources of the land to fulfill the demand for urban and industrial development.
No matter what its effects have been on the country, the never-to-be-settled differences between the government and the mafia-like establishment have brought us nothing but impoverishment, unending poverty and ignorance to live with.
In the current climate, there is a danger that Wales is sleepwalking into potential impoverishment," he said.
This negligence has caused chaos, corruption and impoverishment of the people," said the patriarch at a Mass held at the Missionary Nuns of The Holy Eucharist in Jbeil.