Impoverish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈpɑːvərɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word impoverish
Brit.  |ɪmˈpɒv(ə)rɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word impoverish


- make poor
- take away (syn: deprive)

Extra examples

The dictator enriched himself but impoverished his people.

Poor farming practices impoverished the soil.

Such theories impoverish the minds which they absorb.

Falling coffee prices have impoverished many Third World economies.

Fast-growing trees remove nutrients and impoverish the soil.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: impoverish
he/she/it: impoverishes
present participle: impoverishing
past tense: impoverished
past participle: impoverished
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