un·​for·​est·​ed ˌən-ˈfȯr-ə-stəd How to pronounce unforested (audio)
: not covered with forest : not forested
unforested land
an unforested clearing

Examples of unforested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small prey might avoid roadways no matter how many people are around, since any unforested, open area puts smaller species at risk of being spotted by predatory birds, Clevenger says. Leslie Nemo, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2020 In a study published Wednesday in Nature, researchers also found warming is bringing coniferous boreal forests north into previously unforested areas of the Arctic tundra that haven’t had pine trees since the ice age. Brian Bushard, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 In the late 18th century, a ship wrecked off the coast of Hawadax Island, a small, unforested, bracingly cinematic landscape in the Aleutian Island chain, which stretches from the coast of Alaska towards Russia. Ellie Shechet, Popular Science, 10 Mar. 2021 Ecologist Jean-François Bastin, a postdoc in the lab, led an effort to determine how much unforested land on Earth could support trees. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, 24 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unforested was in 1885

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“Unforested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unforested. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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