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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
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