Definition of poverty-stricken adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poverty-stricken

 adjective
adjective
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
Poverty and famine
 
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extremely poor; with very little money poverty-stricken families/countries He came from a poverty-stricken family in turn of the century Brooklyn. The organization works in many war-torn and poverty-stricken countries See related entries: Poverty and famine
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