Definition of impoverished
- an impoverished family/community
- impoverished soils
the widespread hope that the lottery's record-setting jackpot is won by an impoverished family
an impoverished field that over the years had been overgrazed
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down on one's luck, out at elbows (or out at the elbows), out of pocket;
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