The process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture: nearly one fifth of the world’s land is threatened with desertification
More example sentences
- The problems are global - poverty, air and water pollution, deforestation, desertification, overfishing, climate change - no country can confront these challenges alone.
- Threatened by erosion, desertification, overgrazing and global warming, cedar forests in the Moroccan Middle Atlas Mountains are going through a hard time.
- Mozambique has experienced recurrent drought, flooding, cyclones, water pollution, and desertification (the process by which land loses its nutrients and becomes desert).
Definition of desertification in:
- The US English dictionary