[ im-pov-er-isht, -pov-risht ]
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  1. reduced to poverty.

  2. (of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc.

  1. deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.: an impoverished attempt at humor.

Origin of impoverished

First recorded in 1625–35; impoverish + -ed2

synonym study For impoverished

1. See poor.

Other words from impoverished

  • un·im·pov·er·ished, adjective

Words Nearby impoverished Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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