Definition of deforest in English:



  • Clear (an area) of forests or trees.

    • ‘Most of the area is deforested and carpeted with African savanna grasses, but various parks preserve patches of remnant or second-growth forest.’
    • ‘All of that land had been deforested prior to 1930.’
    • ‘Large areas have been deforested to dedicate them to a rudimentary and migrant agriculture; forest fires are intense and frequent, destroying the young trees and therefore the regeneration capacity of the forest.’
    • ‘Population pressures, poverty, and clear-cutting are rapidly deforesting the Earth while causing much associated damage.’
    • ‘In Scotland, Orbost is a thriving wood in an area that was heavily deforested in previous centuries.’
    • ‘In Nepal, new forests tend to be planted on relatively gentle slopes, whereas deforested areas are more often steeplands.’
    • ‘What's more, the howlers' habitat was being deforested for agricultural uses and for firewood.’
    • ‘Thirteen Buddhist pagodas, 17 schools, and several villages are now planting those trees in an attempt to restore a severely deforested area.’
    • ‘But with the park still intact and once deforested areas being restored, researchers will continue to descend on Masoala.’
    • ‘The area had become barren because it was deforested and had lost the thin layer of rich soil.’
    • ‘They did not clear or deforest wide areas as they would have done if they had based their economy on a dry farming system.’
    • ‘What happened is that the Anasazi deforested the area around their settlements until they were having to go further and further away for their fuel and their construction timber.’
    • ‘At least half the deaths were caused by a landslide above Las Colinas, an area deforested by excessive construction work.’
    • ‘‘In heavily deforested Haiti, about 80 percent of the loss of tree cover came from coffee production,’ explains Llach.’
    • ‘The area to be deforested is four times the size of Portugal and would be mainly used for agriculture and pastures for livestock.’
    • ‘The results showed that nearly one-third of the areas that were logged selectively were completely deforested for grazing and other uses within four years.’
    • ‘England, for instance, was largely deforested by the 1700s.’
    • ‘This vulnerability to fire damage in some regions was a key reason why there were large deforested areas when Europeans first arrived in the country.’
    • ‘He said most of the land had been allocated to charcoal burners who had ended up deforesting the area.’
    • ‘New fields are prepared in the following manner: First a suitable and fertile area is identified after which this area is deforested.’
    divest, strip, clear, deprive, bereave, rob
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