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im·mis·er·ate

 (ĭ-mĭz′ə-rāt′)
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.
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im•mis•er•ate

(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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