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
Hunger isn’t just a problem found in impoverished countries outside the United States; there are hungry people right here, in the heart of Kansas City.
Their scenario begins with impoverished residents watching their pigs and poultry fall ill, suffering high fevers and bleeding from the mucous membranes in their mouths and noses.
The impoverished southern Mediterranean economies are essentially in hock now to Germany, and Germany apparently can neither be paid back its original loans nor write off the debts.
Mining is a common alternative to subsistence farming in this impoverished country.
The groom’s parents are the founders of Scotland Storm Community Development, an organization in Potomac, Md., that provides free after-school academics and sports programs for children from impoverished communities.
Their training tracks with the disastrous national rise in opioid use and an apparent uptick of overdoses in libraries, which often serve as daytime havens for homeless people and hubs of services in impoverished communities.
High prices for crocodile skin, meat, and penises—used as an aphrodisiac across East Africa— have attracted some professional hunters, even as larger numbers of impoverished local people try to muscle in on the trade.
Large, near-daily demonstrations in Venezuela against the government have destabilized the increasingly impoverished nation.
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