Examples of defoliate in a Sentence
a chemical used to defoliate trees
Insects are defoliating the trees.
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If left untreated, blackspot will defoliate your rose bushes, leaving them unattractive and in a weakened condition.
There was a significant outbreak of the pest in Rhode Island and in large sections of eastern Connecticut starting in 2015 and even larger areas of Connecticut were defoliated last year.
Schirmer said the bacteria being sprayed targets the invasive gypsy moths that can defoliate trees and cause permanent damage.
It's estimated that about 400,000 acres were defoliated in 2016.
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Definition of defoliate for English Language Learners
: to cause the leaves of (a plant) to fall off
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