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pauperize

[ paw-puh-rahyz ]
/ ˈpɔ pəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), pau·per·ized, pau·per·iz·ing.

to make a pauper of: His extravagance pauperized him.

RELATED WORDS

deface, defile, wrack, beggar, overwhelm, reduce, sack, deplete, impoverish, total, rape, injure, mutilate, bankrupt, botch, bust, crush, desecrate, overthrow, maim

Nearby words

paumotu archipelago, paunch, paunchy, pauper, pauperism, pauperize, paupiette, paur, pauraque, pauropod, 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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