clear-cutting

noun
clear-cut·​ting | \ˈklir-ˌkə-tiŋ \

Definition of clear-cutting 

: the removal of all the trees in an area of forest Long considered a "trash_tree" by the timber industry, the number of Pacific yews has been drastically reduced—perhaps halved—by clear-cutting, the logging practice that totally strips a targeted area.— Rob Nicholson … the clear-cutting of chestnut trees ahead of the spreading disease.— Sandra L. Anagnostakis

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clear-cut \ ˈklir-​ˌkət \ verb

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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