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Adjective: impoverished  im'pó-vu-risht
  1. Poor enough to need help from others
    "These struggles produce considerable stress in the lives of the impoverished and their families";
    - destitute, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken, dirt-poor
  2. Destroyed financially
    "the impoverished fortunes of the family";
    - broken, wiped out
Verb: impoverish  im'pó-vu-rish
  1. Make poor
  2. Become poor
    - immiserise [Brit], immiserate, immiserize

See also: destroyed, poor

Type of: decline, deprive, worsen

Antonym: enrich

Encyclopedia: Impoverished