What does impoverished mean?

Definitions for impoverished
ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃt, -ˈpɒv rɪʃtim·pov·er·ished

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-strickenadjective

    poor enough to need help from others

  2. broken, wiped out(p), impoverishedadjective

    destroyed financially

    "the broken fortunes of the family"

Wiktionary

  1. impoverishedadjective

    Reduced to poverty.

  2. impoverishedadjective

    Having lost a component, an ingredient, or a faculty or a feature ; rendered poor in sth ; depleted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impoverished

    of Impoverish

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impoverished in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impoverished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of impoverished in a Sentence

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. (Proposal to reform welfare programs)

  2. John Kennedy, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of our racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.

  3. Roland Barthes:

    To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.

  4. Rebeca Blanco-Grijalva:

    I am a third-grade teacher in an impoverished elementary school, my students are inquisitive, voracious readers who are craving to discover the newest adventure in their favorite book series.

  5. Ed Lindeman:

    If you don't go far enough back in memory or far enough ahead in hope, your future will be impoverished.

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