Examples of defoliate in a sentence
a chemical used to defoliate trees
Insects are defoliating the trees.
Origin and Etymology of defoliate
Late Latin defoliatus, past participle of defoliare, from Latin de- + folium leaf — more at blade
First Known Use: 1791
DEFOLIATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defoliate for English Language Learners
: to cause the leaves of (a plant) to fall off
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