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poverty-stricken

[pov-er-tee-strik-uh n] /ˈpɒv ər tiˌstrɪk ən/
adjective
1.
suffering from poverty; extremely poor:
poverty-stricken refugees.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • But the humor does not negate the poverty-stricken environment or complex relationships.
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  • poverty-stricken nuclear scientists with their weapons know-how became targets for bribery.
  • Traditional stereotypes of blighted and dangerous poverty-stricken areas don't necessarily apply.
British Dictionary definitions for poverty-stricken

poverty-stricken

adjective
1.
suffering from extreme poverty
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