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impoverished

[ im-pov-er-isht, -pov-risht ]
/ ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃt, -ˈpɒv rɪʃt /
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adjective

reduced to poverty.
(of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc.
deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.: an impoverished attempt at humor.

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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
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