Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: impoverish
IPA transcription: [,ɪmp'ɑvɹɪʃ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deprive, impoverish
    Meaning: take away
  • Synonyms: impoverish
    Meaning: make poor
Usage examples
  • The prohibition of drinking coffee under a penalty, and the encouragement given to public distilleries, tend to impoverish the poor, who are not affected by the sumptuary laws; for the regent has lately laid very severe restraints on the articles of dress, which the middling class of people found grievous, because it obliged them to throw aside finery that might have lasted them for their lives.