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

 

deforest

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈfɒrɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɑːrɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deforest
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈfɒrɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɑːrɪst//
 
he / she / it deforests
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈfɒrɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪsts//
 
, NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɑːrɪsts//
 
past simple deforested
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈfɒrɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪstɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɑːrɪstɪd//
 
past participle deforested
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈfɒrɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪstɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɑːrɪstɪd//
 
-ing form deforesting
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈfɒrɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɔːrɪstɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˌdiːˈfɑːrɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] deforest something to cut down and destroy all the trees in a place Two thirds of the region has been deforested in the past decade.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deforest