Definition of disforest in English:

disforest

verb

  • another term for disafforest
    • ‘It was called Wotton-Underwood from its situation with respect to Bernwood forest, which was disforested by King James I.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In King John's time, as he observes, the whole county was a forest, and he disforested it.’
    • ‘The settlement locations were disforested, but agricultural holdings were established with minimal disafforestation.’
    • ‘It sometimes happens nowadays that people disforest vast territories without official permissions, illegally and then set fire to what remains after the illegal cutting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The worse thing is that people in the remote mountain area, in order to survive, disforest unrestrictedly.’
    • ‘The country was disforested by Charles the II.’
    • ‘At this time the lands were disforested.’
    • ‘The forests were disforested and enclosed in the early 17th century.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These bush-burnings have effectually disforested the land, and in some places building timber and even fuel have become scarce.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

disforest

/dɪsˈfɒrɪst/