Definition of indigent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

indigent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈɪndɪdʒənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪndɪdʒənt//
 
[usually before noun](formal) Poverty and famine
 
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very poor See related entries: Poverty and famine Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin indigent- ‘lacking’, from the verb indigere, from indi- (strengthened form of in- ‘into’) + egere ‘to need’.
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