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pauperize

[paw-puh-rahyz] /ˈpɔ pəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), pauperized, pauperizing.
1.
to make a pauper of:
His extravagance pauperized him.
Also, especially British, pauperise.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; pauper + -ize
Related forms
pauperization, noun
pauperizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pauperize

pauperize

/ˈpɔːpəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make a pauper of; impoverish
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