Definition of afforest verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

afforest

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈfɒrɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrɪst//
 
, NAmE//əˈfɑːrɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they afforest
BrE BrE//əˈfɒrɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrɪst//
 
, NAmE//əˈfɑːrɪst//
 
he / she / it afforests
BrE BrE//əˈfɒrɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrɪsts//
 
, NAmE//əˈfɑːrɪsts//
 
past simple afforested
BrE BrE//əˈfɒrɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrɪstɪd//
 
, NAmE//əˈfɑːrɪstɪd//
 
past participle afforested
BrE BrE//əˈfɒrɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrɪstɪd//
 
, NAmE//əˈfɑːrɪstɪd//
 
-ing form afforesting
BrE BrE//əˈfɒrɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrɪstɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//əˈfɑːrɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] afforest something (specialist) to plant areas of land with trees in order to form a forest Large areas are being afforested each year.