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English noun: pauperization

1. pauperization (state) a state of extreme poverty or destitution


SamplesTheir indigence appalled him.
A general state of need exists among the homeless.


Synonymsindigence, need, pauperism, penury


Broader (hypernym)impoverishment, poorness, poverty


Narrower (hyponym)beggary, mendicancy, mendicity

2. pauperization (act) the act of making someone poor


Synonymsimpoverishment, pauperisation


Broader (hypernym)deprivation, privation









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