Definition of impoverishment:
pauperization, attenuation, neediness, poverty, exiguity, penuriousness, impecuniosity, poorness, scantiness, need, enervation, depletion, rich, strong, meagerness, scantness, beggary, pauperisation, debilitation, enfeeblement, devitalization, meagreness, leanness, impecuniousness.
- "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
Well might the philosophic Burke describe it " as a machine of wise and elaborate contrivance, noted for its vicious perfection; and as admirably fitted for the oppression, impoverishment, and degradation of a people, and the debasement in them of human nature itself, as ever proceeded from the perverted ingenuity of man."- "Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland", Henry B. Stanton.
- "The Ego and His Own", Max Stirner.