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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