Definition of desertification in English:

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desertification

Pronunciation: /dəˌzərdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/

noun

The process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
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).

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Syllabification: de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion

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