To take three thousand pounds from the fortune of their dear little boy would be impoverishing him to the most dreadful degree.
Elinor had some difficulty here to refrain from observing, that she thought Fanny might have borne with composure, an acquisition of wealth to her brother, by which neither she nor her child could be possibly impoverished.
There are no more uses of "impoverish" in the book.
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Bad economic policy has impoverished the country.
Climate change will hit impoverished areas the hardest.