Synonyms of impoverish in English:

impoverish

verb

  • 1 a widow who had been impoverished by inflation
    make poor, make penniless, reduce to penury, reduce to destitution, bring to ruin, bring someone to their knees, bankrupt, ruin, make insolvent; wipe out, clean out, break, cripple
    rare pauperize, beggar
    a widow who had been impoverished by inflation
    [Antonyms] make wealthy
  • 2 the trees were considered to be impoverishing the soil
    weaken, sap, exhaust, drain, empty, diminish, deplete, enervate, suck dry
    informal bleed
    the trees were considered to be impoverishing the soil
    [Antonyms] strengthen enrich

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