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Noun pauperization has 2 senses
- indigence, need, penury, beggary, pauperism, pauperization - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
--1 is a kind of poverty, poorness, impoverishment
- pauperization, pauperisation, impoverishment - the act of making someone poor
--2 is a kind of privation, deprivation