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Noun: pauperization  ,po-pu-ru'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,po-pu-rI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. A state of extreme poverty or destitution
    "their pauperization appalled him";
    - indigence, need, penury, pauperism
  2. The act of making someone poor
    - pauperisation [Brit], impoverishment

Derived forms: pauperizations

Type of: deprivation, immiseration, immiserisation [Brit], immiserization, impoverishment, poorness, poverty, privation