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Definition of afforestation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

afforestation

 noun
noun
NAmE//əˌfɔrəˈsteɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//‑ˌfɑr‑//
 
[uncountable] (technology)
 
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the process of planting areas of land with trees in order to form a forest compare deforestation
NAmE//əˈfɔrəst//
 
, NAmE//‑ˈfɑr‑//
 
verb [usually passive] afforest something Large areas are being afforested each year.
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