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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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Green Party candidate Claudia Rodriguez-Larrain ran what she described as an impoverished, but spirited campaign out of her home.
It's a cautionary tale and one of revelation, everyone knows these issues are present within impoverished areas, but one doesn't begin to truly care until they see it for themselves.
Indeed, Unmade-up features a piece by a certain impoverished author whom I have on reliable authority subsists on something called cawl (soup), so worth a look.
The top al-Qaida leader said a new "well-funded" relief organization should be created to study Muslim regions near bodies of water to prevent future flooding, to create development projects in impoverished regions and to work on farming and agriculture to guarantee food security.
This is the “choice” you bourgeois-libs offer to the uninsured: remain impoverished and you get healthcare.
As long as the Right-wingers control the state of AL, places like Selma will remain impoverished because any federal, state, or local help is funneled right into the pockets of the GOP, and not It's citizens.
Child labor, which is a harsh reality for many youngsters in impoverished nations, became his fate at the age of 10.
The "great teachers" theory offers support to this reactionary conclusion: it is another panacea for the problems of offering quality education to an increasing proportion of young learners who live in impoverished circumstances without sufficiently recognizing the impact of economic and social conditions on learning environments.
In this 2008 novel, Collins explores a dystopian society where people live in impoverished districts, run by a corrupt Capitol.
New York University Associate Professor of Social Work Robert Hawkins says people in impoverished areas lack some of the fundamental opportunities enjoyed by the rich.