poverty-stricken

[ pov-er-tee-strik-uhn ]
/ ˈpɒv ər tiˌstrɪk ən /

adjective

suffering from poverty; extremely poor: poverty-stricken refugees.

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Origin of poverty-stricken

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for poverty-stricken

poverty-stricken

adjective

suffering from extreme poverty
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