Synonyms of 'impoverish'
1 bankruptDictionary, ruin, beggar
a society impoverished by wartime inflation
2 depleteDictionary, drain, exhaust
Mint impoverishes the soil quickly.
substances that deplete the ozone layer
Deficits drain resources from the pool of national savings.
The effort of speaking had exhausted him.
Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
I was afraid the sickness had sapped my strength.
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To bankrupt a person or organization means to make them go bankrupt.
The move to the market nearly bankrupted the firm and its director.
To break someone means to destroy their determination and courage, their success, or their career.
The newspapers can make or break you.
Thesaurus for impoverish from the Collins English Thesaurus
Something that impoverishes a person or a country makes them poor.