Definition of impoverishment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    impoverishment

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpɑːvərɪʃmənt//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the act of making somebody poor; the state of being poor the rapid impoverishment of the people
  2. 2the act of making something worse in quality; the state of being poor in quality cultural impoverishment