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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken. See Synonyms at poor.
  • adj. Deprived of natural richness or strength; limited or depleted: an impoverished vocabulary; a region impoverished by drought.

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  • adj. Reduced to poverty.
  • adj. Having lost a component, an ingredient, or a faculty or a feature ; rendered poor in sth ; depleted.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of impoverish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. poor enough to need help from others
  • adj. destroyed financially

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