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dieback

Syllabification: die·back
Pronunciation: /ˈdībak
 
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Definition of dieback in English:

noun

A condition in which a tree or shrub begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backward, owing to disease or an unfavorable environment.
Example sentences
  • The tree seems to be experiencing dieback similar to fire blight.
  • If a shrub develops dieback, prune out infected parts.
  • The caterpillars of the gypsy moth are destructive defoliators that feed primarily on oak trees causing growth loss, crown dieback, and tree mortality.

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