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Line breaks: de|for¦est
Pronunciation: /diːˈfɒrɪst

Definition of deforest in English:


[with object]
Clear (an area) of forests or trees: 404,000 sq. km had been deforested
More example sentences
  • They did not clear or deforest wide areas as they would have done if they had based their economy on a dry farming system.
  • Thirteen Buddhist pagodas, 17 schools, and several villages are now planting those trees in an attempt to restore a severely deforested area.
  • He said most of the land had been allocated to charcoal burners who had ended up deforesting the area.



Example sentences
  • She notes that overfishing, deforestation, and drought have impoverished some people.
  • Deforesting the Earth tells the story of deforestation from the Ice Ages to the present.
  • In addition, the pollution of air, water, soil and massive deforestation would affect areas beyond the valley.

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