- deforests, deforesting, deforestedVERB: usu passiveIf an area is deforested, all the trees there are cut down or destroyed.
[be V-ed] ...the 400,000 square kilometres of the Amazon basin that have already been deforested.Derived words:deforestation [[t]di͟ːfɒ̱rɪste͟ɪʃ(ə)n, AM -fɔ͟ːr-[/t]] N-UNCOUNT
One percent of Brazil's total forest cover is being lost every year to deforestation.
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Deforest — m U.S.: name apparently adopted in honour of John DeForest (1826–1906), the author of several once popular novels, mostly set during the American Civil War. Variant: Deforrest … First names dictionary
Deforest — De*for est, v. t. To clear of forests; to disforest. U. S. Agric. Reports. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
deforest — 1880 in modern sense, from DE (Cf. de ) + FOREST (Cf. forest). Related: Deforested; deforesting. Disforest in the sense to clear of trees is from 1660s. Disafforest is attested in this sense from 1842; originally it meant reduce from the legal… … Etymology dictionary
deforest — ► VERB ▪ clear of forest or trees. DERIVATIVES deforestation noun … English terms dictionary
deforest — [dē fôr′ist] vt. to clear (land) of forests or trees ☆ deforestation n … English World dictionary
deforest — transitive verb see deforestation … New Collegiate Dictionary
deforest — deforestation, n. deforester, n. /dee fawr ist, for /, v.t. to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years. [1530 40; DE + FOREST] * * * … Universalium
deforest — verb To destroy or to fell all the trees of a forest … Wiktionary