desertification

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noun de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion \di-ˌzər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of desertification

  1. :  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.

1972

First Known Use of desertification

1972


DESERTIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

desertification

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noun de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion \di-ˌzər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of desertification for English Language Learners

  • : the process by which an area becomes a desert



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