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v. de·fo·li·at·ed, de·fo·li·at·ing, de·fo·li·ates
1. To deprive (a plant or a vegetated area, for example) of leaves.
2. To cause the leaves of (a plant or plants) to fall off, especially by the use of chemicals.
To lose foliage.
[Late Latin dēfoliāre, dēfoliāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
de·fo′li·ate (-ĭt) adj.
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|Noun||1.||defoliation - the loss of foliage|
|2.||defoliation - causing the leaves of trees and other plants to fall off (as by the use of chemicals)|
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
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defoliation[ˌdiːfəʊlɪˈeɪʃən] N → defoliación f
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defoliation[diːˌfəʊliˈeɪʃən] n [area, plant] → défoliation f
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n → Entlaubung f
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