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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 ?
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said.
Called the Coalition of Rainforest Nations, it came to include more than a dozen tropical countries, among them Costa Rica, a country lauded by the international community for transforming itself from a high deforester to a model of conservation.
The 25-story, 339,000-square-foot property at 90 Broad Street is currently 81.8 percent leased, with major tenants including MTB Bank (46,500 square feet), Walsh, Manning Securities (26,000 square feet) and Deforester & Duer (21,500 square feet).
The 25-story, 339,000 square-foot property at 90 Broad Street is currently 81.8 percent leased, with major tenants including MTB Bank (46,500 square feet); Walsh, Manning Securities (26,000 square feet); and Deforester & Duer (21,500 square feet).
Environment-conscious townsfolk convinced the deforesters to desist.
Home to the world's largest rainforest, Brazil has been among the planet's leading deforesters since the 1970s.
Already, we have lost around one third of the Amazon Rainforest to deforesters like the cattle and soy industries.
1123): "Advances in frontier governance, law enforcement, and mechanisms for punishing deforesters through restrictions on access to markets and finance succeeded in decelerating deforestation but failed to address the region's need for private investment, innovation, and enterprise".