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defoliate
American English: /diˈfoʊliˌeɪt/
British English: /diːˈfəʊlɪeɪt/

Translation of defoliate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (tree/jungle)
    defoliar
    Example sentences
    • The adults and young feed on saltcedar leaves, repeatedly defoliating the tree and depriving it of nutrients.
    • One thousand caterpillars eating leaves might completely defoliate a tree in two weeks, whereas that same number of aphids would hardly be noted.
    • Frosts at any time in the growing season can partially or totally defoliate vines, but they typically remove the outermost leaf layers of a thick canopy.
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