Impoverish

Definition of Impoverish

Im`pov´er`ish
v. t.1.To make poor; to reduce to poverty or indigence; as, misfortune and disease impoverish families.
[imp. & p. p. Impoverished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impoverishing.]
2.To exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of; to make sterile; as, to impoverish land.

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