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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken.
  • adjective Deprived of richness or strength; limited or depleted.

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

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

  • adjective poor enough to need help from others
  • adjective destroyed financially

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