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DEFORESTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deforestation mean? 

DEFORESTATION (noun)
  The noun DEFORESTATION has 2 senses:

1. the state of being clear of trees
2. the removal of trees

  Familiarity information: DEFORESTATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEFORESTATION (noun)


Sense 1deforestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being clear of trees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("deforestation" is a kind of...):

environmental condition (the state of the environment)


Sense 2deforestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The removal of trees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

disforestation; deforestation

Hypernyms ("deforestation" is a kind of...):

baring; denudation; husking; stripping; uncovering (the removal of covering)


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