an·​ti·​de·​sert·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌan-tē-di-ˌzər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce antidesertification (audio)
: intended to prevent or reduce desertification
Somalia has launched a vigorous antidesertification drive that includes a ban on cutting firewood.Philip Elmer-Dewitt

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antidesertification was in 1977

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Cite this Entry

“Antidesertification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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