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impoverishment

 
Noun impoverishment has 2 senses
  1. poverty, poorness, impoverishment - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    --1 is a kind of financial condition, economic condition
    --1 has particulars:
     privation, want, deprivation; destitution; indigence, need, penury, beggary, pauperism, pauperization; impecuniousness, pennilessness, penuriousness
  2. pauperization, pauperisation, impoverishment - the act of making someone poor
    --2 is a kind of privation, deprivation
    Derived forms: verb impoverish1, verb impoverish2
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