deforestation

noun de·for·es·ta·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən , -ˌfär- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of deforestation

: the action or process of clearing of forests; also : the state of having been cleared of forests

deforest

play \(ˈ)dē-ˈfȯr-əst, -ˈfär-\ transitive verb

Examples of deforestation in a Sentence

  1. the deforestation of the island

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First Known Use of deforestation

1874


DEFORESTATION Defined for English Language Learners

deforestation

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Definition of deforestation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area



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