Definition of afforest in English:


Syllabification: af·for·est
Pronunciation: /əˈfôrist, əˈfär-


[with object]
  • Convert (land) into forest, especially for commercial use.
    More 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: /əˌfôrəˈstāSHən, əˌfär-
More 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'.

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