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impoverished

adjective

Definition of impoverished

of a fauna or flora

  1. :  represented by few species or individuals



Examples of impoverished

  1. <the widespread hope that the lottery's record-setting jackpot is won by an impoverished family>

  2. <an impoverished field that over the years had been overgrazed>



1862

First Known Use of impoverished

1862



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