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The transformation of arable or habitable land to desert, as by a change in climate or destructive land use.
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(Geological Science) a process by which fertile land turns into barren land or desert
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de•sert•i•fi•ca•tion(dɪˌzɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
the processes by which an area becomes a desert.
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The transformation of land once suitable for agriculture into desert. Desertification can result from climate change or from human practices such as cutting down forests or allowing too many animals to graze in a particular area.
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1. The process by which land that has been farmed or inhabited becomes changed into desert, usually through climatic change or overfarming.
2. Fertile land becoming unproductive desert, often due to overcropping and overgrazing.
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|Noun||1.||desertification - the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land; "the dust storms in Korea are the result of rapid desertification in China"|
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desertification[ˌdezɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N → desertización f
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desertification[dɪˌzɜːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n → désertification f
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desertification[dɪˌzɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃ/ən] n → desertificazione f
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