Definition of Deforestation

1. Noun. The state of being clear of trees.

Generic synonyms: Environmental Condition
Derivative terms: Deforest



2. Noun. The removal of trees.
Exact synonyms: Disforestation
Generic synonyms: Baring, Denudation, Husking, Stripping, Uncovering
Derivative terms: Deforest, Disforest

Definition of Deforestation

1. Noun. The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else, especially by an agricultural system. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deforestation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deforestation

defoliators
defolliculated
deforce
deforced
deforcement
deforcements
deforceor
deforceors
deforcer
deforcers
deforces
deforciant
deforciants
deforcing
deforest
deforestation (current term)
deforestations
deforested
deforesting
deforests
deform
deformability
deformable
deformalize
deformalized
deformalizes
deformalizing
deformation-retract
deformation-retracted

Literary usage of Deforestation

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1. Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature by Antón, Danilo J (1995)
"Early deforestation of tropical ecosystems occurred during the colonization period along the ... The deforestation of mountain areas, which had begun in ..."

2. Priorities for Forestry and Agroforestry Policy Research: Report on an by H. M. Gregersen, Peter Oram, John Spears (1992)
"The detrimental effects of deforestation are well publicized, ... Although much attention is being paid to the causes of deforestation and its potential ..."

3. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS., ANZAAS (1894)
"The subject of deforestation is one fraught with the most momentous issues in any country, and imperatively demands the serious attention of all who have ..."

4. Soils: Their Formation, Properties, Composition, and Relations to Climate by Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (1921)
"deforestation.—The deforestation of hill and mountain lands has, the world over, led to similar results; causing not only the destruction of pasture and ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands by Peter Krahenbul (2003)
"Amazon deforestation & Development deforestation in Ecuador's upper Amazon ... Some estimates put the rate of deforestation at close to 151 acres per minute ..."

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