Definition of immiseration
: the act of making miserable; especially : impoverishment the immiseration of the working class — C. R. Morris
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Over the past century, international Communism was responsible for almost inconceivable atrocities, including the murder of hundreds of millions of people and the immiseration of more.
There was money-drunk decadence at the top, raw immiseration at the bottom, and little else: no middle ground—or middle class, for that matter—no mixed bags, no flawed and compromised agency.
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Origin and Etymology of immiseration
2in- + miserable + -ation
First Known Use: 1948See Words from the same year
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