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impoverish División en sílabas: im·pov·er·ish
Pronunciación: /imˈpäv(ə)riSH/

Definición de impoverish en inglés:

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[with object]
1Make (a person or area) poor: they discourage investment and impoverish their people (as adjective impoverished) impoverished peasant farmers
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The shirts will then be distributed to some of the most impoverished areas of the Macedonian capital.
  • The costs of treatment or even testing for the disease is seen as prohibitive in such impoverished areas.
  • Such companies, the argument goes, exploit poor workers abroad and impoverish workers at home by moving capital overseas.
Sinónimos
make poor, make penniless, reduce to penury, bankrupt, beggar, ruin, bring to ruin, make insolvent
poor, poverty-stricken, penniless, destitute, indigent, impecunious, needy, beggared, beggarly, pauperized, down-and-out, bankrupt, ruined, insolvent
informal(flat) broke, hard up, dirt poor, on skid row
formalpenurious
1.1Exhaust the strength, vitality, or natural fertility of: the soil was impoverished by annual burning (as adjective impoverished) figurative an impoverished and debased language
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Prolonged military confrontation… will impoverish our resources and strength, while retarding our march to civilization by at least a hundred years.
  • They impoverish soil and destroy habitat, including wetlands.
  • All those obscenities and repeated slang phrases may be authentic but they tend to impoverish the language of his books.
Sinónimos
weaken, sap, exhaust, deplete, enervate
informalbleed
weakened, exhausted, drained, sapped, depleted, spent;
barren, unproductive, unfertile, unfruitful

Origen

Late Middle English (formerly also as empoverish): from Old French empoveriss-, lengthened stem of empoverir, based on povre 'poor'.

Palabras que riman con impoverish

feverish • liverish

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