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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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