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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
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