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pauperization

 
Noun pauperization has 2 senses
  1. 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
    Derived form: verb pauperize1
  2. pauperization, pauperisation, impoverishment - the act of making someone poor
    --2 is a kind of privation, deprivation
    Derived form: verb pauperize1
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