- to make a pauper of: His extravagance pauperized him.
Also especially British, pau·per·ise.
Origin of pauperize
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Examples from the Web for pauperize
Her soil has always been solvent and her system of farming does not tend to pauperize.History of Linn County Iowa
Luther A. Brewer
The best way to get rid of the pauper spirit is to pauperize some one else.The Joys of Being a Woman
Has Salt Lake City abolished any of the social evils that pauperize her people?Broke
Edwin A. Brown
Would it have corrupted him, since pauperize him further it could not?Seven English Cities
William Dean Howells
The missionaries did not want to pauperize the Indians, they said, by giving gifts.The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn
John R. Spears
- (tr) to make a pauper of; impoverish
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