desertification

noun de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion \ di-ˌzər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of desertification

: the process of becoming desert (as from land mismanagement or climate change)

desertify

play \-ˈzər-tə-ˌfī\ transitive verb

Examples of desertification in a Sentence

  1. The organization was awarded for its efforts to prevent further desertification in Africa.

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First Known Use of desertification

1972


DESERTIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

desertification

noun

Definition of desertification for English Language Learners

  • : the process by which an area becomes a desert



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