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 for pauperization
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pauperization \Pau`per*i*za"tion\, n.
     The act or process of reducing to pauperism. --C. Kingsley.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
           appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
           homeless" [syn: indigence, need, penury, pauperism,
      2: the act of making someone poor [syn: pauperization,
         pauperisation, impoverishment]

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