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.