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- n. Someone who impoverishes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, impoverishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which impoverishes.
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It's called the "impoverisher" because it's so painful that people can barely walk, much less farm or make a living.
On the contrary Aristides, by his poverty, made justice odious, as if it were the pest and impoverisher of a family and beneficial to all, rather than to those that were endowed with it.
“War, then,” he said, “war, the grand impoverisher, is also a creator of wealth which it wastes and devours?”
"War, then," he said, "war, the grand impoverisher, is also a creator of wealth which it wastes and devours?"