Definition of afforestation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌfɔːrɪˈsteɪʃn//
, NAmE//əˌfɑːrɪˈsteɪʃn//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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the process of planting areas of land with trees in order to form a forest compare deforestation Word Origin early 16th cent.: from medieval Latin afforestare, from ad- ‘to’ (expressing change) + foresta ‘forest’ + -tion.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: afforestation