Empoverish
Empoverish \Em*pov"er*ish\, v. t. See {Impoverish}. [1913 Webster]

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  • empoverish — /em pov euhr ish, pov rish/, v.t. Obs. impoverish. * * * empoverish obsolete form of ↑impoverish * * * empoverish obs. form of impoverish …   Useful english dictionary

  • empoverish — /em pov euhr ish, pov rish/, v.t. Obs. impoverish. * * * …   Universalium

  • empoverish — v. a. [Written also Impoverish.] 1. Make poor, bring to want, reduce to indigence. 2. Make less fertile, deprive or strip of fertility …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Impoverish — Im*pov er*ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impoverished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impoverishing}.] [OF. empovrir; pref. em (L. in) + povre poor, F. pauvre; cf. OF. apovrir, F. appauvrir, where the prefix is a , L. ad. Cf. {Empoverish}, and see {Poor}, and {… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impoverished — Impoverish Im*pov er*ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impoverished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impoverishing}.] [OF. empovrir; pref. em (L. in) + povre poor, F. pauvre; cf. OF. apovrir, F. appauvrir, where the prefix is a , L. ad. Cf. {Empoverish}, and see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Impoverishing — Impoverish Im*pov er*ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impoverished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impoverishing}.] [OF. empovrir; pref. em (L. in) + povre poor, F. pauvre; cf. OF. apovrir, F. appauvrir, where the prefix is a , L. ad. Cf. {Empoverish}, and see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impoverish — /ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ / (say im povuhrish), / vrɪʃ/ (say vrish) verb (t) 1. to reduce to poverty: a country impoverished by war. 2. to make poor in quality, productiveness, etc.; exhaust the strength or richness of: to impoverish the soil. Also, Obsolete,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • im|pov´er|ish|ment — im|pov|er|ish «ihm POV uhr ihsh, POV rihsh», transitive verb. 1. to make very poor: »A long drought had impoverished the farmers whose crops had died. 2. to exhaust the strength, richness, or resources of: »to impoverish the mind or the blood.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • im|pov´er|ish|er — im|pov|er|ish «ihm POV uhr ihsh, POV rihsh», transitive verb. 1. to make very poor: »A long drought had impoverished the farmers whose crops had died. 2. to exhaust the strength, richness, or resources of: »to impoverish the mind or the blood.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • im|pov|er|ish — «ihm POV uhr ihsh, POV rihsh», transitive verb. 1. to make very poor: »A long drought had impoverished the farmers whose crops had died. 2. to exhaust the strength, richness, or resources of: »to impoverish the mind or the blood. Careless farming …   Useful english dictionary

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