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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.
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deforest

(diːˈfɒrɪst)
vb
(Environmental Science) (tr) to clear of trees. Also: disforest
deˌforesˈtation n
deˈforester n
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De For•est

(dɪ ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-)
n.
Lee, 1873–1961, U.S. inventor.

de•for•est

(diˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr-)

v.t.
to divest or clear of forests or trees.
[1530–40]
de•for`est•a′tion, n.
de•for′est•er, n.
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deforest


Past participle: deforested
Gerund: deforesting

Imperative
deforest
deforest
Present
I deforest
you deforest
he/she/it deforests
we deforest
you deforest
they deforest
Preterite
I deforested
you deforested
he/she/it deforested
we deforested
you deforested
they deforested
Present Continuous
I am deforesting
you are deforesting
he/she/it is deforesting
we are deforesting
you are deforesting
they are deforesting
Present Perfect
I have deforested
you have deforested
he/she/it has deforested
we have deforested
you have deforested
they have deforested
Past Continuous
I was deforesting
you were deforesting
he/she/it was deforesting
we were deforesting
you were deforesting
they were deforesting
Past Perfect
I had deforested
you had deforested
he/she/it had deforested
we had deforested
you had deforested
they had deforested
Future
I will deforest
you will deforest
he/she/it will deforest
we will deforest
you will deforest
they will deforest
Future Perfect
I will have deforested
you will have deforested
he/she/it will have deforested
we will have deforested
you will have deforested
they will have deforested
Future Continuous
I will be deforesting
you will be deforesting
he/she/it will be deforesting
we will be deforesting
you will be deforesting
they will be deforesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deforesting
you have been deforesting
he/she/it has been deforesting
we have been deforesting
you have been deforesting
they have been deforesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deforesting
you will have been deforesting
he/she/it will have been deforesting
we will have been deforesting
you will have been deforesting
they will have been deforesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deforesting
you had been deforesting
he/she/it had been deforesting
we had been deforesting
you had been deforesting
they had been deforesting
Conditional
I would deforest
you would deforest
he/she/it would deforest
we would deforest
you would deforest
they would deforest
Past Conditional
I would have deforested
you would have deforested
he/she/it would have deforested
we would have deforested
you would have deforested
they would have deforested
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deforest - remove the trees from; "The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks"
clear - remove; "clear the leaves from the lawn"; "Clear snow from the road"
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Translations

deforest

[diːˈfɒrɪst] VTdeforestar, despoblar de árboles
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deforest

[diːˈfɒrɪst] vt [+ area] → déforester
to be deforested → être déforesté(e)
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deforest

vtentwalden
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References in periodicals archive ?
Talking about Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Plus (REDD+), he said that the REDD was new paradigm and new hope to alleviate global emissions and mitigating the drivers of deforestations.
Dr Mahmood said that there is dire need to promote vertical or roof gardening in the megalopolis, where 80 percent of land is covered with concrete, he said, adding that deforestation and degradation of forest have become the real threat for the ecosystem of Pakistan.
Deforestation weakens this foremost carbon sink function, he said, and pointed out that it is estimated that 15 to 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation.
He added that demographic factors including population growth, density, distribution, migration, and urbanisation are important drivers of deforestation. He pointed out that fire in the forest was one of the foremost factors of deforestation.
"They are small deforestations, of 50 to 73 acres per person," Minc says, referring to the forest loss on INCRA lands.
The government properties where the deforestation has occurred are managed by the Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA), an agency set up to distribute land to the poor.
INCRA is contesting the claims that the deforestation is illegal, and the matter is set to be investigated by a third party.
Electoral pressures may be fueling the deforestation on government lands.
Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to nonforest land uses, such as arable land, urban areas, logged areas, or wasteland [2], and is important for forest resource management, biodiversity conservation, climate change, the global carbon cycle, and sustainability management [3-6].
Because most deforestation occurs at subpixel scales [9, 10], these data are inadequate for directly and precisely estimating deforestation [11].
Sample-based methods that use a probability sampling design provide a quantitative measure of the precision of the uncertainty that is attributable to sampling and construct confidence bounds for the area of deforestation. The precision depends on the number of samples and their locations.
Deforestation is a complex phenomenon of forest cover change that is usually unevenly distributed and often converges within a smaller region [18, 25, 26].