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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of making someone poor; The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.

Usage examples (36)
  • An impoverishment is what I'd call it, and more than likely what the American public will once again be offered.
  • Her life had undergone that impoverishment which is so dangerous to elementary natures, the loss of an ideal.
  • It means a veritable impoverishment of vast populations.
  • To do so would only mean our impoverishment and our ruin. for more
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