Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make poor; deteriorate.

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Usage examples "impoverish":

  1. He knew, were emancipation granted, that years must elapse before the negro could be trained to the responsibilities of freedom, and that those years would impoverish the South. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. You have often said you loved him,- you are childless yourself,- and a morsel of bread and a shelter for the night, which is all I ask of you to give him, will not impoverish more legitimate claimants." - "Paul Clifford, Volume 1.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. I have no family to impoverish. - "Floyd Grandon's Honor", Amanda Minnie Douglas.