AskDefine | Define impoverishment

Dictionary Definition

impoverishment

Noun

1 the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions [syn: poverty, poorness] [ant: wealth]
2 the act of making someone poor [syn: pauperization, pauperisation]

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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman empoverissement, from Old French empoverir

Noun

impoverishment
  1. The action of impoverishing someone.
  2. The state of being impoverished.

Translations

action of impoverishing someone
state of being impoverished
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