Definition of defoliate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

defoliate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈfoʊliˌeɪt//
 
defoliate something(technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they defoliate
 
he / she / it defoliates
 
past simple defoliated
 
-ing form defoliating
 
 
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to destroy the leaves of trees or plants, especially with chemicals
defoliation
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌfoʊliˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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