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Definition of deforest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deforest

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈfɔrəst//
 
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[usually passive] deforest somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deforest
 
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he / she / it deforests
 
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past simple deforested
 
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-ing form deforesting
 
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to cut down and destroy all the trees in a place Two thirds of the region has been deforested in the past decade.
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