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impoverishment
Definition:
the act of making someone poor

Synonyms:

noun
beggary
mendicancy, Mendicity.
debilitation
attenuation, devitalization, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion.
impoverishment
pauperisation, pauperization, poorness, poverty.
poverty
abjection, aridity, asceticism, bankruptcy, barrenness, beggary, dearth, debt, deficiency, deficit, depletion, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassment, emptiness, exiguity, famine, hardship, homelessness, impecuniousness, inadequacy, indigence, insolvency, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, mendicancy, necessity, need, pass, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, penuriousness, penury, pinch, poorness, poverty, privation, reduction, scarcity, shortage, starvation, straits, tenuity, underdevelopment, vacancy, want, Beggarliness, Impecuniosity, Neediness, Necessitousness.
squalor
seediness, grunginess.
state
impoverishment, poorness, poverty.
Examples of usage:
  1. Thus, what has been made use of as a weapon in the contest between the producers, sooner or later becomes a cause of impoverishment among the consumers. – Socialism by John Stuart Mill
  2. The merchants and the banks were almost all ruined in the general impoverishment of their debtors. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  3. I am not now concerned to discuss whether this unformulated maxim, which had strong roots that may not always have reached the realm of consciousness, calls for approval as an instrument of ethico- political progress or connotes an impoverishment of the aims originally propounded by Mr. Wilson. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  4. In Pere Goriot, the publication of which came close at the heels of the Search for the Absolute, Balzac traces the gradual impoverishment of a fond father by his two daughters, married, the one to a nobleman, the other to a banker, and whose husbands, when they have received the marriage dowry, give their father- in- law, who is a plebeian, the cold shoulder, and forbid their wives to see him unless in secret. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  5. The effect of this assumed sprightliness, seen from the background of his physical impoverishment and spiritual decay, was terrifying. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann

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