transitive verbim·mis·er·at·ed, im·mis·er·at·ing, im·mis·er·ates
To make miserable; impoverish.
Origin of immiserateNew Latin immiserāre, immiserāt- ( translation of German verelenden to sink into misery ) ( ver- causative pref. ) ( Elend poverty )Latin in- causative pref. ; see in- 2. Latin miser wretched
(third-person singular simple present immiserates, present participle immiserating, simple past and past participle immiserated)
- To impoverish or sink into misery.
Back-formation from immiseration.