(1) they discourage investment and impoverish their people(2) All those obscenities and repeated slang phrases may be authentic but they tend to impoverish the language of his books.(3) This would also, I fear, gravely impoverish our language.(4) Prolonged military confrontation… will impoverish our resources and strength, while retarding our march to civilization by at least a hundred years.(5) Such companies, the argument goes, exploit poor workers abroad and impoverish workers at home by moving capital overseas.(6) A ban on timber exports would cost the exporters their clients and impoverish many hard-working people trying to make an honest living in an already harsh economic environment.(7) They impoverish soil and destroy habitat, including wetlands.(8) However, due to the burgeoning housing developments outside the Bay Area, another flood may kill or impoverish thousands.(9) Many children have grown up economically impoverished and thrived as adults.(10) The promotion of the idea that private is better than public not only impoverishes our common dreams - it is also clearly untrue.(11) America's entertainment culture was becoming increasingly impoverished : Redford saw independent film as its best hope.(12) It lessens the map, loses chances for reflection and meta-level thought and language and impoverishes the imagination of all.(13) The sense among conservationists, he said, is that current rates of burning ‘are too frequent and impoverishing ecosystems.’(14) He admitted that some impoverished farmers sell the crop to third parties who make cocaine for export to Western countries.(15) And the absence of the annual leaf fall - organic matter that helps hold moisture - impoverishes what soil is left.(16) Concurrently, unemployment rates rocketed in these extremely impoverished areas and health care was almost nonexistent.