afforestation

noun
af·​for·​es·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)a-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən How to pronounce afforestation (audio) , ə-, -ˌfär-\

Definition of afforestation

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

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Other Words from afforestation

afforest \ a-​ˈfȯr-​əst How to pronounce afforest (audio) , -​ˈfär-​ \ transitive verb

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Since soil conservation is crucially linked to water conservation, afforestation is part of the strategy. Aarefa Johari, Quartz India, "An investigation into how India dismantled its main defence against drought," 1 July 2019 For example, afforestation is covered by the taxonomy and so is the renovation of existing buildings. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "What counts as a “green” investment, anyway?," 25 June 2019 However, the same constraints that apply to afforestation also apply here. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere, explained," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of afforestation

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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, forest entry 1") + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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afforestation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of afforestation

chiefly British : the act or process of planting a forest

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