from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make miserable; impoverish.
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- v. To impoverish or sink into misery.
New Latin immiserāre, immiserāt- (translation of German verelenden, to sink into misery : ver-, causative pref. + Elend, poverty) : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin miser, wretched.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)