impoverish

US [ɪmˈpɑv(ə)rɪʃ]
UK [ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ]
  • v.使贫穷;使贫瘠;使枯竭
  • Web使贫困;使之困穷;使穷困
Simple Present:impoverishes  Present Participle:impoverishing  Past Tense:impoverished  
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v.
1.
~ sb
使贫穷to make sb poor
These changes are likely to impoverish single-parent families even further.
这些变革很可能使单亲家庭更加贫困。
2.
~ sth
使贫瘠;使枯竭to make sth worse in quality
Intensive cultivation has impoverished the soil.
集约耕作使土壤变得贫瘠。

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