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deforestation

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

Simple Definition of deforestation

  • : the act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deforestation

  1. :  the action or process of clearing of forests; also :  the state of having been cleared of forests

deforest

play \(ˈ)dē-ˈfȯr-əst, -ˈfär-\ transitive verb

Examples of deforestation in a sentence

  1. the deforestation of the island



1874

First Known Use of deforestation

1874



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