afforestation

noun af·for·es·ta·tion \ (ˌ)a-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən , ə- , -ˌfär- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of afforestation

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

afforest

play \a-ˈfȯr-əst, -ˈfär-\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of afforestation

borrowed from Medieval Latin afforestātiōn-, afforestātiō, from afforestāre "to convert into a forest" (from Latin ad- ad- + verbal derivative of Late Latin forestis "unenclosed woodland, 1forest") + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


AFFORESTATION Defined for English Language Learners

afforestation

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Definition of afforestation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of planting a forest


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