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impoverished (comparative more impoverished, superlative most impoverished)

  1. Reduced to poverty.
  2. Having lost a component, an ingredient, a faculty or a feature; rendered poor in something; depleted.
    English has an impoverished inflectional system.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “Setting the Record Straight: An In-depth Examination of Hobson-Jobson”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 31, number 4, →DOI, page 488:
      [I]t was out of print for 28 years, before an edition (now rare) was published in 1960, impoverished by having all citations removed.

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  1. simple past and past participle of impoverish