Definition of Defoliates

1. Verb. (third-person singular of defoliate) ¹



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Definition of Defoliates

1. defoliate [v] - See also: defoliate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defoliates

defocuses
defocusing
defocussed
defocusses
defocussing
defog
defogged
defogger
defoggers
defogging
defogs
defoliant
defoliants
defoliate
defoliated
defoliates (current term)
defoliating
defoliation
defoliations
defoliator
defoliators
defolliculated
deforce
deforced
deforcement
deforcements
deforceor
deforceors
deforcer
deforcers

Literary usage of Defoliates

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1. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1854)
"Of insects we have few troublesome ones, with the exception of the cherry slug, which sometimes defoliates young trees, if neglected. ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"It often completely defoliates large trees, those most seriously injured being the elm, the soft maple, the linden, the birch, and the horse- chestnut. ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"This is the light-colored weak moth which appears in such great numbers on the live oaks and sometimes entirely defoliates them. ..."

4. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"... and it is true that we no longer hopelessly stand by and wring our hands while the festive worm defoliates our trees, or leisurely eats his way through ..."

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