noun af·for·es·ta·tion \(ˌ)a-ˌfr-ə-ˈstā-shən, ə-, -ˌfär-\

: the act or process of planting a forest

Full Definition of AFFORESTATION

:  the act or process of establishing a forest especially on land not previously forested
af·for·est \a-ˈfr-əst, -ˈfär-\ transitive verb


Medieval Latin afforestation-, afforestatio, from afforestare to put under forest laws, from Latin ad- + Medieval Latin foresta, forestis forest
First Known Use: 1649


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