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destitution

Syllabification: des·ti·tu·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdestəˈt(y)o͞oSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of destitution in English:

noun

Poverty so extreme that one lacks the means to provide for oneself: the family faced eviction and destitution
More example sentences
  • They are by far the largest group amongst the fifth of India's population who live in extreme poverty and destitution.
  • If in two months stories of starvation and destitution continue to emerge out of Aceh, severe criticism will rain down on the government.
  • More than two million other people from Darfur are in extreme destitution, immediately requiring aid.

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