afforestation


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af·for·est

 (ə-fôr′ĭst, ə-fŏr′-)
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).]

af·for′es·ta′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afforestation - the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)afforestation - the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
conversion - the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
Translations

afforestation

[æˌfɒrɪsˈteɪʃən] Nforestación f

afforestation

[əˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən] nboisement m

afforestation

nAufforstung f

afforestation

[æˌfɒrɪsˈteɪʃn] nimboschimento
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