Definition of impoverished
1 : reduced to poverty : poor an impoverished family/community
2 : exhausted of richness or fertility impoverished soils
3 of a fauna or flora : represented by few species or individuals
Examples of impoverished in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of impoverished from the Web
The number of migrants who cross the Sahara has increased in recent years as impoverished West Africans risk their lives to try to reach Europe.
The glamorous, witchy Hesione (Charlotte Parry) has invited to the house a young, impoverished friend, Ellie Dunn (Dani De Waal), with the aim of persuading her not to marry Mangan.
Digital text-speak alone is impoverished, seemingly possessing the power to strip all forms of nuanced expression from even the best of us.
The aim is to break the cycles of this tragic issue by pointing them towards Jesus Christ and providing the resources needed to help children and impoverished families become successful in life.
AP tests, which are written and graded by outside experts and cannot by dumbed down by schools, reveal a gap between IDEA and BASIS, explained by their different percentages of impoverished students.
What started with a spark of interest turned into a passion to bring awareness about a problem that is sweeping the globe: the murder and slavery of girls in impoverished countries, simply because of their gender.
The report also faults the DEA for slipshod investigations of two other fatal shootings by its agents in the impoverished Central American country in the summer of 2012.
But consumer advocates don’t buy into the idea that the pay-phone industry has been the impoverished stepchild to the rest of the telephone business.
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