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tr.v. af·for·est·ed, af·for·est·ing, af·for·ests
To convert (open land) into a forest by planting trees or their seeds.
[Medieval Latin afforēstāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Medieval Latin forēstāre (from forēsta, forest; see forest).]
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(Forestry) (tr) to plant trees on; convert into forested land
[C15: from Medieval Latin afforestāre, from forestis forest]
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af•for•est(əˈfɔr ɪst, əˈfɒr-)
v.t. -est•ed, -est•ing.
to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest.
[1495–1505; < Medieval Latin afforestāre= Latin af- af- + -forestāre, v. derivative of Late Latin forestis forest]
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Past participle: afforested
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|Verb||1.||afforest - establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest the mountains"|
plant, set - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
re-afforest - reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.; "re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting"
reforest - forest anew; "After the fire, they reforested the mountain"
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vt → aufforsten
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