impoverisher
noun see impoverish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Impoverisher — Im*pov er*ish*er, n. One who, or that which, impoverishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impoverisher — noun Someone who impoverishes …   Wiktionary

  • impoverisher — n. one who makes poor, one who impoverishes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impoverisher — …   Useful english dictionary

  • impoverish — impoverisher, n. impoverishment, n. /im pov euhr ish, pov rish/, v.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: Bad farming practices… …   Universalium

  • impoverish — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English enpoverisshen, from Anglo French empoveriss , stem of empoverir, from en + povre poor more at poor Date: 15th century 1. to make poor 2. to deprive of strength, richness, or fertility by depleting or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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