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Definition of impoverish:

  1. To exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of; to make sterile; as, to impoverish land.
  2. To make poor; to reduce to poverty or indigence; as, misfortune and disease impoverish families.


break, exhaust, increase, drain, deplete, strip, clean out, divest, ruin, bust, sap, pauperize, money, deprive, use up, give, rich, bankrupt.

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