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1. (Law) English law to reduce (land) from the status of a forest to the state of ordinary ground
2. (Forestry) to remove forests from (land)
ˌdisafˌforesˈtation, ˌdisafˈforestment n
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Past participle: disafforested
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|Verb||1.||disafforest - 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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