deforestation

[ dee-fawr-ist, -for- ]SEE DEFINITION OF deforestation

Synonyms for deforestation

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This deforestation is still going on; dead or dying trees fringe the timber still standing.

Deforestation may result in filling a river-channel and in stopping boats a thousand miles downstream.

I think the deforestation of the country is probably the cause of these terrible visitations.

WORD ORIGIN

1884, from deforest + -ation. Earlier was deforesting (1530s) which was a legal term for the change in definition of a parcel of land from "forest" to something else.

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