Deforest De*for"est, v. t. To clear of forests; to disforest. --U. S. Agric. Reports. [1913 Webster]

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  • Deforest — m U.S.: name apparently adopted in honour of John DeForest (1826–1906), the author of several once popular novels, mostly set during the American Civil War. Variant: Deforrest …   First names dictionary

  • deforest — 1880 in modern sense, from DE (Cf. de ) + FOREST (Cf. forest). Related: Deforested; deforesting. Disforest in the sense to clear of trees is from 1660s. Disafforest is attested in this sense from 1842; originally it meant reduce from the legal… …   Etymology dictionary

  • deforest — ► VERB ▪ clear of forest or trees. DERIVATIVES deforestation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • deforest — [dē fôr′ist] vt. to clear (land) of forests or trees ☆ deforestation n …   English World dictionary

  • deforest — transitive verb see deforestation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deforest — deforestation, n. deforester, n. /dee fawr ist, for /, v.t. to divest or clear of forests or trees: Poor planning deforested the area in ten years. [1530 40; DE + FOREST] * * * …   Universalium

  • deforest — verb To destroy or to fell all the trees of a forest …   Wiktionary

  • deforest — [[t]di͟ːfɒ̱rɪst, AM fɔ͟ːr [/t]] deforests, deforesting, deforested VERB: usu passive If an area is deforested, all the trees there are cut down or destroyed. [be V ed] ...the 400,000 square kilometres of the Amazon basin that have already been… …   English dictionary

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