Impoverish



[im-pov-er-ish, -pov-rish] /ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃ, -ˈpɒv rɪʃ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to reduce to poverty:
a country impoverished by war.
2.
to make poor in quality, productiveness, etc.; exhaust the strength or richness of:
Bad farming practices impoverished the soil.
/ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make poor or diminish the quality of: to impoverish society by cutting the grant to the arts
2.
to deprive (soil, etc) of fertility
v.

early 15c., empoverischen, from Old French empoveriss-, stem of empoverir, from em- + povre “poor” (see poor). Related: Impoverished; impoverishing.

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