deforestation

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deforestation /diˌforəˈsteɪʃən/ noun
deforestation
/diˌforəˈsteɪʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of DEFORESTATION
[noncount]
: the act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area
compare reforestation

— deforest

/diˈforəst/ verb deforests; deforested; deforesting [+ object]
usually used as (be) deforested