Definition of disforest in English:

disforest

verb

  • another term for disafforest
    • ‘I can also recall the commotion caused by the disforesting of Malvern Chase, A.D.1632, and the riots and misdemeanours which arose in consequence.’
    • ‘And this, moreover, is largely supported by the Cornish name of the mount, and we know from our own ancient history that Cornwall was largely disforested in the reign of King John.’
    • ‘It sometimes happens nowadays that people disforest vast territories without official permissions, illegally and then set fire to what remains after the illegal cutting.’
    • ‘The worse thing is that people in the remote mountain area, in order to survive, disforest unrestrictedly.’
    • ‘It was called Wotton-Underwood from its situation with respect to Bernwood forest, which was disforested by King James I.’
    • ‘The country was disforested by Charles the II.’
    • ‘In King John's time, as he observes, the whole county was a forest, and he disforested it.’
    • ‘As the fertility which they had at first found was, in the course of a few years, exhausted, it became necessary, either to provide a means of renewing it, or disforest another tract and bring it under cultivation.’
    • ‘The spread of the towns, the disforesting of the hills, and other causes are conspiring to destroy many of the conditions which made the Riviera of former days so happy a resort for the lovers of Nature.’
    • ‘At this time the lands were disforested.’
    • ‘The extensive area of growing timber at the Little Bush River will probably be its last refuge in that part of the country, so rapidly is the Banks Peninsula becoming disforested.’
    • ‘The forests were disforested and enclosed in the early 17th century.’
    • ‘The settlement locations were disforested, but agricultural holdings were established with minimal disafforestation.’
    • ‘These bush-burnings have effectually disforested the land, and in some places building timber and even fuel have become scarce.’
    • ‘The most epidemiological important are reservoirs, such as some marsupials, edentates and rodents, because of their habits and favorable circumstantial local conditions, as disforesting, weeding and plowing, are capable to approximate to humans and play a significant role in linking the sylvatic and domestic cycles of the parasite.’

Pronunciation

disforest

/dɪsˈfɒrɪst/