Definition of afforest in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈfôrəst/
Pronunciation: /əˈfärəst/


[with object]
Convert (land) into forest, especially for commercial use.
Example sentences
  • They may sequester carbon through ecosystem restoration, reforestation, agro-forestry, and afforestation; or they may develop substitutes for fossil fuels such as bioenergy projects.
  • He argued that afforestation and expansion of forests might therefore even increase climate warming.
  • Environmental monitoring in the catchment assesses fresh water impacts on the survival of juveniles including issues such as afforestation, overgrazing and climate change.



Pronunciation: /əfôrəˈstāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Like their attempts to afforest treeless subalpine meadows, they planted forage species that had never grown in these mountains.
  • The area afforested would be close to 2,000 acres.
  • The afforested area can be increased by around 300 000 ha.


Early 16th century: from medieval Latin afforestare, from ad- 'to' (expressing change) + foresta 'forest'.

Words that rhyme with afforest

florist, forest, Forrest

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Syllabification: af·for·est

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