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Meaning of IMPOVERISHMENT

Pronunciation:  `imp'âvrishmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of making someone poor
  2. [n]  the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
 

IMPOVERISHMENT is a 14 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: pauperisation, pauperization, poorness, poverty
 
 Antonyms: wealth, wealthiness
 
 See Also: beggary, deprivation, deprivation, destitution, economic condition, financial condition, impecuniousness, indigence, need, pauperism, pauperization, pennilessness, penuriousness, penury, privation, privation, want

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pov"er*ish*ment\, n. [Cf. OF.
empoverissement, and F. appauvrissement.]
The act of impoverishing, or the state of being impoverished;
reduction to poverty. --Sir W. Scott.

 

 

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