transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1834 to reduce to poverty • pauperization noun

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  • Pauperize — Pau per*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pauperized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pauperizing}.] To reduce to pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pauperize — index deplete, deprive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pauperize — (Amer.) pau·per·ize || pɔːpÉ™raɪz v. fall into poverty, become destitute, become poor; make very poor, impoverish; reduce to pauperism (also pauperise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pauperize — [pô′pər īz΄] vt. pauperized, pauperizing to make a pauper of; impoverish pauperization n …   English World dictionary

  • pauperize — UK [ˈpɔːpəraɪz] / US [ˈpɔpəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms pauperize : present tense I/you/we/they pauperize he/she/it pauperizes present participle pauperizing past tense pauperized past participle pauperized formal to make someone extremely …   English dictionary

  • pauperize — pauper ► NOUN 1) a very poor person. 2) historical a recipient of public charity. DERIVATIVES pauperism noun pauperize (also pauperise) verb. ORIGIN from Latin, poor …   English terms dictionary

  • pauperize — pauperization, n. pauperizer, n. /paw peuh ruyz /, v.t., pauperized, pauperizing. to make a pauper of: His extravagance pauperized him. Also, esp. Brit., pauperise. [1825 35; PAUPER + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pauperize — verb To make someone a pauper; to impoverish …   Wiktionary

  • pauperize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To reduce to financial insolvency: bankrupt, break, bust, impoverish, ruin. Slang: clean out. 5ee MONEY …   English dictionary for students

  • pauperize — pau|per|ize [ pɔpə,raız ] verb transitive FORMAL to make someone extremely poor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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