depauperate


de·pau·per·ate

adjective \di-ˈp-pə-rət\

Definition of DEPAUPERATE

1
:  falling short of natural development or size
2
:  impoverished <a depauperate fauna>

Origin of DEPAUPERATE

Middle English depauperat, from Medieval Latin depauperatus, past participle of depauperare to impoverish, from Latin de- + pauperare to impoverish, from pauper poor — more at poor
First Known Use: 15th century

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