be impoverished

See: lose
References in classic literature ?
Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.
Has he not also another object, which is that they may be impoverished by payment of taxes, and thus compelled to devote themselves to their daily wants and therefore less likely to conspire against him?
Our historical amnesia will continue, putting our security at risk, and our democracy will be impoverished at precisely the moment we can least afford it.