impoverished

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adjective im·pov·er·ished \im-ˈpäv-risht, -ˈpä-və-\

Definition of impoverished

  1. 1 :  reduced to poverty :  poor an impoverished family/community

  2. 2 :  exhausted of richness or fertility impoverished soils

  3. 3 of a fauna or flora :  represented by few species or individuals

Examples of impoverished in a sentence

  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

1611

First Known Use of impoverished

1611



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