deforestation

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de·for·est

 (dē-fôr′ĭst, -fŏr′-)
tr.v. de·for·est·ed, de·for·est·ing, de·for·ests
1. To cut down and clear away the trees or forests from.
2. To destroy the trees or forests on: hillsides that were deforested by drought.

de·for′es·ta′tion (-ĭ-stā′shən) n.
de·for′est·er n.

de·for·es·ta·tion

(dē-fôr′ĭ-stā′shən)
The cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can damage the environment by causing erosion of soils, and it decreases biodiversity by destroying the habitats needed for different organisms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deforestation - the state of being clear of treesdeforestation - the state of being clear of trees  
environmental condition - the state of the environment
2.deforestation - the removal of trees
baring, denudation, husking, stripping, uncovering - the removal of covering
Translations
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deforestation

[diːˌfɒrəˈsteɪʃən] Ndeforestación f, despoblación f forestal

deforestation

[diːˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən] ndéforestation f

deforestation

nEntwaldung f

deforestation

[diːˌfɒrɪsˈteɪʃən] ndeforestazione f
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Their ancestral land has been confiscated and, WITH MASSIVE DEFORESTION, their physical, social and cultural environment has been destroyed, thus uprooting and slowly killing many of those destitute people,' he said in an email, with the paragraph in question in bold font.
He notes, for example, that much of the data needed to assess Philippine deforestion rates and causes have been lost, improperly collected to begin with, or deliberately manipulated for political and economic gain.