Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It's called the "impoverisher" because it's so painful that people can barely walk, much less farm or make a living.

    Lisa Earle McLeod: How to Solve Really Big Problems

  • 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.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • “War, then,” he said, “war, the grand impoverisher, is also a creator of wealth which it wastes and devours?”

    Peveril of the Peak

  • "War, then," he said, "war, the grand impoverisher, is also a creator of wealth which it wastes and devours?"

    Peveril of the Peak

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