Definition of Desertification

1. Noun. The gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land. "The dust storms in Korea are the result of rapid desertification in China"




Definition of Desertification

1. Noun. Process by which a geographic region becomes a desert. The change may result from natural changes in climate or by human activity. ¹

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Definition of Desertification

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desertification

desert selaginella
desert soil
desert soils
desert sore
desert sunflower
desert tortoise
desert varnish
desert willow
deserted
desertedness
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deserters
desertful
desertic
desertic soil
desertification (current term)
desertified
desertifies
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deserting
desertion
desertions
desertland
desertlands
desertless
desertlessly
desertlike
desertness
deserts

Literary usage of Desertification

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1. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD Staff, Oecd, SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"3.6 Convention to Combat desertification (signed 1994, ratified 1998) With 63% of its territory affected by desertification and erosion, Chile has a direct ..."

2. The Earth Summit, ECO 92: Different Visions by Earth Council (1994)
"desertification is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from ... desertification affects 60% of the world's population, ..."

3. People, Land And Water: Participatory Development Communication for Natural by Guy Bessette (2006)
"That event marked an important step in the worldwide effort against desertification. Of course, agreements negotiated in grand international forums do not ..."

4. Proceedings of the U. S. Geological Survey Global Change Research Forum edited by John A. Kelmelis, Mitchell Snow (1994)
"History of desertification on the Great Plains: A Holocene History of Eolian Sand Movement DR Muhs, HT Millard, Jr., RF Madole, and CJ. ..."

5. Planet Geographyby Stephen Codrington by Stephen Codrington (2005)
"desertification is not irreversible. Natural processes such as changes in ... desertification can also be controlled if people can make more rational use of ..."

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