Definition of pauperize in US English:

pauperize

(British pauperise)

verb

[with object]
  • Make very poor; impoverish.

    ‘the party pauperized the country while claiming to be empowering its people’
    ‘his pauperized family’

Pronunciation

pauperize

/ˈpɔpəˌraɪz//ˈpôpəˌrīz/