Definition of Defoliation

1. Noun. The loss of foliage.

Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Defoliate



2. Noun. Causing the leaves of trees and other plants to fall off (as by the use of chemicals).
Generic synonyms: Change Of State
Derivative terms: Defoliate

Definition of Defoliation

1. n. The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves.

Definition of Defoliation

1. Noun. The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defoliation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Defoliation

1. The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves. Origin: LL. Defoliare, defoliatum, to shed leaves; L. De- + folium leaf: cf. F. Defoliation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defoliation

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

Literary usage of Defoliation

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1. American Gardening (1890)
"The defoliation of Trees in Autumn.—The phenomenon of rapid defoliation in the fall is one which may be often observed in our common trees. ..."

2. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh (1922)
"defoliation DUE TO FROST. The sudden falling of the foliage during and after the appearance of the first autumnal frost is only one form of the autumnal ..."

3. A Class-book of Botany by Alphonso Wood (1851)
"These gorgeous hues, gradually fading, at length give place to a pale russet, the common color of the faded leaf. 259. defoliation, or .the separation of ..."

4. Text-book of the Diseases of Trees by Robert Hartig (1894)
"When defoliation takes place still later, fresh leaves are either not produced at all or only very sparingly. In the following year it usually happens that ..."

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