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afforestation

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

Simple Definition of afforestation

  • : the act or process of planting a forest

Full Definition of afforestation

  1. :  the act or process of establishing a forest especially on land not previously forested

af·for·estplay \a-ˈfȯr-əst, -ˈfär-\ transitive verb

Origin of afforestation

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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