Pronunciation: (im-pov'ur-isht, -pov'risht), [key]
1. reduced to poverty.
2. (of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc.
3. deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.: an impoverished attempt at humor.
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