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pauperize

[ paw-puh-rahyz ]
/ 藞p蓴 p蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pau路per路ized, pau路per路iz路ing.
to make a pauper of: His extravagance pauperized him.
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Also especially British, pau路per路ise .

Origin of pauperize

First recorded in 1825鈥35; pauper + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM pauperize

pau路per路i路za路tion, nounpau路per路iz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pauperize

pauperize

pauperise

/ (藞p蓴藧p蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make a pauper of; impoverish
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