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impoverished

[im-pov-er-isht, -pov-risht] /ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃt, -ˈpɒv rɪʃt/
adjective
1.
reduced to poverty.
2.
(of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc.
3.
deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.:
an impoverished attempt at humor.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; impoverish + -ed2
Related forms
unimpoverished, adjective
Synonyms
1. See poor.
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