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What is another word for bankrupt?

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Adjective
Legally insolvent, unable to pay one's debts
“His business lost favor with the public, and his lunch counter chain was bankrupt by 1923.”
Adjective
Impoverished, having run out of funds or money
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“In short, we are completely broke and bankrupt. Now, all we can do is sit and wonder what to do and patiently wait if anyone chooses to send any kind of help our way.”
Adjective
Completely lacking in a particular (usually desirable) quality
“There's virtue to such curiosity and research, but it could also leave an exhausted writer holding an emotionally bankrupt manuscript in calloused hands.”
Adjective
Without hope or prospect of completion, success, or survival
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No longer in service or business
Verb
To impoverish or financially ruin
“This tax, if applied as recommended, would financially bankrupt most of the traders in question.”
Verb
To use up or empty completely
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To fail as a business, usually due to bankruptcy
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To remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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To be detrimental to
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To make someone tired
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Noun
A person judged by a court to be insolvent and unable to pay one's debt
“Yes, the wealthy Kraft, dragged down by others, was now a bankrupt!”
Noun
A person, typically homeless, who lives by asking for money or food
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