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desertification

desertification

noun de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion \di-ˌzər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

: the process by which an area becomes a desert

Full Definition of DESERTIFICATION

:  the process of becoming desert (as from land mismanagement or climate change)
de·sert·i·fy \-ˈzər-tə-ˌfī\ transitive verb

Examples of DESERTIFICATION

  1. The organization was awarded for its efforts to prevent further desertification in Africa.

First Known Use of DESERTIFICATION

1974

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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