bankrupt
noun, adjective

(a person) who has been declared by a court not to be capable of paying his or her debts and whose affairs are put into the hands of a receiver

Examples
  • a bankrupt property developer

  • She was adjudicated or declared bankrupt.

  • He went bankrupt after two years in business.

verb

to make someone become bankrupt

Example

The recession bankrupted my father.

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