impoverishment

[ im-pov-er-ish, -pov-rish ]SEE DEFINITION OF impoverishment
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It results in impoverishment and distortion and subsequent deficiency.

Our very success has in one aspect tended to their impoverishment.

And what had been the impoverishment of her soul under this grim discipline?

The tax-taker was the authority for the wretched creature's impoverishment.

The smallness of the tribute proves the impoverishment of the land.

But impoverishment is not the only ill consequence which the new system may produce.

Never since her impoverishment had she worn such good clothes.

Nor does this impoverishment happen without the judgment of God.

Why does this distribution lessen the impoverishment of the soil?

To preserve the latter from impoverishment was the main object of the law.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s; see impoverish + -ment.

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