pauperize

[ paw-puh-rahyz ]
/ ˈpɔ pəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), pau·per·ized, pau·per·iz·ing.

to make a pauper of: His extravagance pauperized him.

Nearby words

  1. paumotu archipelago,
  2. paunch,
  3. paunchy,
  4. pauper,
  5. pauperism,
  6. paupiette,
  7. paur,
  8. pauraque,
  9. pauropod,
  10. pausanias

Also especially British, pau·per·ise.

Origin of pauperize

First recorded in 1825–35; pauper + -ize

Related formspau·per·i·za·tion, nounpau·per·iz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pauperize

pauperize

pauperise

/ (ˈpɔːpəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make a pauper of; impoverish
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