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impoverish
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
make someone poorer; or make something less valuable
  • This failed to happen, partly because of the impoverishment caused by a long series of wars and revolutions, partly because scientific and technical progress depended on the empirical habit of thought, which could not survive in a strictly regimented society.
    p. 189.2

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