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IMPOVERISHED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impoverished mean? 

IMPOVERISHED (adjective)
  The adjective IMPOVERISHED has 2 senses:

1. poor enough to need help from others
2. destroyed financially

  Familiarity information: IMPOVERISHED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPOVERISHED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Poor enough to need help from others

Synonyms:

destitute; impoverished; indigent; necessitous; needy; poverty-stricken

Similar:

poor (having little money or few possessions)


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Meaning:

Destroyed financially

Synonyms:

impoverished; wiped out; broken

Context example:

the broken fortunes of the family

Similar:

destroyed (spoiled or ruined or demolished)


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