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impoverished

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 lacking money or material possessions
  • the widespread hope that the lottery's record-setting jackpot is won by an impoverished family

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2 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation
  • an impoverished field that over the years had been overgrazed

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impoverished

verb
past tense of impoverish

Synonyms & Antonyms of impoverished (Entry 2 of 2)

1 as in beggared, pauperized

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The first known use of impoverished was in 1611

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“Impoverished.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/impoverished. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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