impoverishment


impoverishment
noun
1. the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Syn: ↑poverty, ↑poorness
Ant: ↑wealth (for: ↑poverty)
Derivationally related forms: ↑poor (for: ↑poorness)
Hypernyms: ↑financial condition
Hyponyms:
2. the act of making someone poor
Derivationally related forms: ↑impoverish, ↑pauperise (for: ↑pauperisation), ↑pauperize (for: ↑pauperization)
Hypernyms: ↑privation, ↑deprivation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.