impoverishment


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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.
She said the programme was for the extreme poor, orphans, widows, the homeless, the disabled, those who risk medical impoverishment, for the jobless, for poor farmers and labourers.
The program's premise grounded in the importance of strengthening institutions, transparency and good governance program is for the extreme poor, orphans, widows, the homeless, the disabled, those who risk medical impoverishment, for the jobless, for poor farmers, for laborers, for the sick and undernourished, for students from low-income backgrounds and for poor women and elderly citizens.
The programme is for people living in extreme poverty, orphans, widows, the homeless, differently-abled people, those who risk medical impoverishment, the jobless, farmers, laborers, sick and undernourished, students from low-income backgrounds, women, elderly citizens and other vulnerable groups.
ELERI Maitland YOU'VE all just voted for impoverishment of Wales when it's already the most underfunded country in the UK.
There were several words by environmental engineers in condemnation of the project, deeming it one of "destruction, displacement and impoverishment." They also pointed to the "threat of renewed earthquakes on the fault existing in the region, and therefore the risk of a tsunami in the wake of building the dam." R.Sh.
A recent report highlighted the fact that poor towns and cities in the north have suffered disproportionately from "austerity" cuts; as the budget allocation for local government is announced, we can expect the continuation of this entirely discretionary impoverishment of our region.
SOMEBODY had observed that the best way to describe the type of political governance that we have in Nigeria over the last few years, at least, is 'government by impoverishment'.
Prime Minister Khan also directed to give 'Poverty Eradication Programme' the task to eradicate impoverishment from his hometown.
The looming unregulated rice importations will further exacerbate the hunger and impoverishment of many of our countrymen.