Meaning of poverty
Pronunciation: (pov'ur-tē), [key]
- the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence.
- deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil.
- scantiness; insufficiency: Their efforts to stamp out disease were hampered by a poverty of medical supplies.
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